Police: Armed man tries to rob Hopewell Bojangles’, runs out empty-handed


HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities are investigating an attempted robbery that took place on Saturday night at a Hopewell Bojangles’ restaurant. 

Officers received a silent panic alarm from the Bojangles Chicken ‘n Biscuits on Oaklawn Boulevard on Feb. 2.    

Police learned that one suspect, described as a black male between the ages of 40 and 50 years old, walked up to the counter and handed a note demanding money to an employee. 

The man then took out a handgun, Hopewell Police said, but the employee ran to the back of the restaurant immediately. 

The man, who reportedly had graying facial hair, left the store without any money after the employee ran away. 

Hopewell Police shared a photo, captured by the restaurant’s surveillance cameras, of the offender. 

The offender was described as being between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet tall, had a dark complexion, and with a medium build, Hopewell Police said. 

He was wearing a black knit winter hat, black pants, large white sunglasses and a puffy winter jacket at the time of the attempted robbery. 

An investigation is ongoing. 

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