Man accused of robbing Chesterfield gas station, hitting clerk in head with wrench arrested


CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield Police have arrested the man they said robbed a Midlothian-area gas station and assaulted a store clerk Wednesday night.

The incident happened just after 10 p.m. at the BP Gas Station at 9200 Midlothian Turnpike.

Police said Wyatt J. Renick, 30, of no permanent address, asked the clerk for change and then hit him in the head with a wrench. Renick then ran away from the store with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

The clerk was taken to the hospital on a stretcher by a Forest View ambulance with minor injuries.

Renick is described as 6-feet tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue-and-gray flannel shirt, brown boots, and a blue hat during the robbery. He also had a black goatee and mustache.

Renick has been charged with robbery and felonious assault. He is being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

Anyone with information on this robbery should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.


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