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Daylight Armed Robber Strikes Ashland Grocery Store

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ASHLAND (WRIC) - An Ashland grocery store was struck by an armed robbery in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon and now detectives are turning to the public, hoping someone saw the suspect.

Police were called to the Food Lion supermarket in the 100 block Junction Drive in Ashland after a man produced a black and silver handgun while demanding an undisclosed amount of money.

The man is described as a heavy-set white male, late 30s to early 40s in age, and approximately 5'9” tall with short hair.

Investigators said that the man was possibly driving a beige Ford Explorer or Expedition that has a blue front-passenger side quarter panel.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Ashland Police Department at (804) 798-1227 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word "ITip" followed by your tip.  Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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