Suspects armed with gun, hammer hold up Henrico business

Posted at 4:05 PM, Aug 26, 2015
3000 block of Lafayette Avenue

Suspects in 3000 block of Lafayette Avenue robbery. (SOURCE: Henrico County Police)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Police have released surveillance photos of armed suspects who held up a business in Henrico County Wednesday morning.

Officers were dispatched to a robbery call at a business in the 3000 block of Lafayette Avenue around 8:10 a.m.

Police said the two suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun and the one with a hammer, entered the business, walked up to employees and demanded cash.

“The suspects forced the victims into the office area where the victims relinquished currency,” said Lt. Chris Eley with Henrico police. “The suspects then forced the victims to the floor and bound their arms prior to fleeing the business.”

No one was injured.

Police described the suspects as black males, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall with slim builds.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Henrico Police at 804-501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.