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Armed robberies in Henrico have eerie similarities

Posted at 8:32 AM, Feb 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-12 20:14:35-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. --- Police are investigating a pair of overnight armed robberies at two convenience stores in Henrico County. with eerie similarities.

Officers responded to reports of a robbery at a business in the 5600 block of Chamberlayne Avenue around 12:30 am Sunday morning.

Investigators said three men in masked walked into a store, pulled a weapon on a person inside, robbed them of their money and then ran away.

About an hour later, three men did the exact same thing at a business 12 miles away in the 300 block of Williamsburg Road.

Images taken from a security camera shows three men in dark masks walking into a store, one of them armed with a gun.

Robbery suspects

Robbery suspects

According to investigators, the suspects robbed a person inside then ran off. No one was hurt in either incident.

Police said they do not know if both cases are connected.

Investigators have not announced any arrests and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 804-780-1000.