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Armed robber tells Hanover Famous Footwear cashier to empty register into shoebox

Posted at 3:17 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 15:26:57-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify an armed robber that hit the Famous Footwear in Hanover County Wednesday night.

Officials with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said the crime happened around 7:10 p.m. at the Famous Footwear store in the 7200 block of Bell Creek Road.

“The suspect entered the store, picked out a pair of shoes and approached the counter. At that time, the suspect produced a handgun and ordered the clerk to put the money from the register in the shoebox,” Hanover County Sheriff’s spokesman Major Mike Trice said. “The suspect took the shoes and money and fled the store on foot.”

Deputies released a surveillance photo of the suspect’s vehicle, which is thought to be a silver, four-door Dodge Avenger.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-to-late-20s with reddish-blond hair. He is between 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 230-250 pounds

If you have information that could help investigators, call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Famous Foorwear Robbery Actual Suspect Vehicle

Famous Foorwear Robbery (SOURCE: Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)