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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police seek men who robbed woman at gas station

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Posted at 2:13 PM, Dec 15, 2011
and last updated 2011-12-15 14:13:08-05

RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) - Police released security camera video that showed a woman robbed at gunpoint outside a Midlothian Turnpike gas station in Richmond, Virginia. Police hope the release of the video helps detectives catch the men involved.

"The is not your typical robbery," said Richmond police spokesman Gene Lepley. "The woman was actually sitting in her car. She had just pulled into the space in front of the gas station."

The video showed the suspects walk up to the woman's car and flash a gun. At that point, police said, the suspects demand money from the woman.

"She gives up her wallet, wisely, doesn't try to pull away or contest it because the man was armed," Lepley said.

The robbery occurred at 1:00 a.m. on November 29, 2011, outside the Valero gas station along the 6200 block of Midlothian Turnpike.

Police released the following descriptions of the suspects in this robbery:

Suspect #1

  • Light-skinned black male
  • Skinny build
  • Beard-like facial hair
  • 5’5 to 5’7 feet tall
  • 20 and 25 years old
  • Last seen wearing a black skull cap and a black collared shirt with a white “LGR” on the left side.

Suspect #2

  • Light-skinned black male
  • Medium build
  • 5’7 to 5’9 feet tall
  • 20 and 25 years old
  • Last seen wearing a black leather jacket with a white stripe going from the neck down to the cuffs on each sleeve; a dark blue or black fitted ball cap; a blue bandanna with white markings over his face
  • Armed with a small black revolver.

Police ask anyone who recognizes the men to call Detective Reuben Albright at (804) 646-1007.

Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.