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Masked gunmen threaten clerk in bathroom, rob Midlothian business

Posted at 5:47 AM, Apr 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-22 06:37:41-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police are looking for four men who robbed the Shell Station at 11440 W. Huguenot Road in Midlothian at about 2:45 Wednesday morning.

"The suspects entered the business, approached the clerk, and displayed a firearm. After removing the safe from the store, the suspects fled," a Chesterfield Police spokesman wrote in an email. "No one was injured during the incident."

The clerk said she was in the restroom when she heard some kind of commotion out front. When she peeked her head out the door, one of the robbers pointed a gun at her.

The man told the clerk, "Go back in there or I'm going to shoot you."

Police responded to the Shell Station, which is in the Shoppes at Bellgrade, with K-9 units and patrol officers. They searched the surrounding area for evidence and collected surveillance video from the gas station.

The robbers only took the safe and the clerk said they were in they in the store for less than 10 minutes.

Police described the suspects as four men wearing ski masks, gloves and dark clothing.

Anyone with information should call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.