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Man on bike robs ice cream truck driver at gunpoint, in Chesterfield

Posted at 10:00 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 15:12:37-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A Chesterfield ice cream truck driver was robbed at gunpoint late Monday afternoon.

Ice cream truck driver robbed in Chesterfield church parking lot.

Ice cream truck driver robbed in Chesterfield church parking lot.

The driver of the truck did not speak much English but he was able to tell police that the gunman, whose face was covered, demanded the man’s wallet and cell phone at gunpoint.

The driver told police he was headed west on Little Creek Lane when he was approached by a male riding a small bike who indicated he wanted ice cream.

The male attempted to grab the ice cream from the driver, but the driver pulled it back. The suspect then displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phone. Upon receiving the items, the suspect fled on the bike, heading east on Little Creek Lane.

The victim attempted to follow the suspect, but lost sight of him at the intersection of Beulah and Hopkins Roads.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a white, sleeveless T-shirt, which was pulled up to cover his face, and a backpack. The victim was not injured.

Police did detain someone matching the suspect’s description, but he ended up not being the suspect involved in the ice cream hold up. However, he did have outstanding warrants in Richmond and was taken into custody.

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