Suspect sought in early-morning Fan District convenience store robbery


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Detectives in Richmond need the public’s help identifying the suspect accused of robbing a Fan District convenience store last week.

The crime occurred at around 1:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. Police say an unknown male entered the store, in the 2200 block of West Main Street, and demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk.

The suspect fled the scene and was last seen walking north on Shields Avenue. Police did not specify what items — if any — the suspect made off with. 

The suspect was last seen wearing a “New York” pom-pom knit hat, burgundy jacket and Timberland boots.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective H. Truong at (804) 646-1067 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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