Police nab serial robber minutes after hitting doughnut shop

Posted at 11:02 PM, Nov 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-06 00:07:39-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- Police sources say a clerk a doughnut shop in Chesterfield that was robbed Tuesday night led police to a serial robbery suspect.

The robbery happened at the Doughnut Connection in the 7000 block of Hull Street Road around 8:30 p.m.

Police said the suspect walked into the Doughnut Connection, threatened the clerk and demanded money. He got away with around $800.

"He came over the first time and he came and looked around the store," the Doughnut Connection worker told Burkett. "He didn’t buy anything, he went back out.  And then he came back again after 10 minutes. He’s like, ‘Give me whatever you have in the drawer or I’ll jump over and knock you down.’”

The doughnut shop clerk is being credited with leading police to the suspect by giving them a description of the suspect's vehicle.

In fact, Richmond police later surrounded the suspect's white SUV outside the 301 Express on the city's Southside in the 2000 block of Maury Street.

Officials said Robert C. Hylton, of the 4700 block of Bonnie Brae Road,  was arrested and charged with robbery. Additional charges are pending.

Police sources told CBS 6 News' Jon Burkett that they believe the suspect is connected to a number of recent robberies.

In fact, Richmond police said he fits the description of the robber that hit the Forest Hill Baskin Robbins and the Stony Point Martin’s over the weekend.

Check back with and watch CBS 6 News for updates on this developing story.