CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A knife-wielding man robbed the 7-Eleven on Belmont Road in Chesterfield early Monday morning, according to police. It's the latest in a string of Chesterfield robberies involving a man with a knife.
"A man entered the business, displayed a knife, and demanded money from the register," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "The suspect fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash."
No one was hurt during the crime.
Hours earlier, at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday, police were called to investigate a similar robbery at an Exxon gas station on Bufford Road.
Richmond and Chesterfield Police confirmed earlier in the week that they were investigating the possibility that a recent spate of knife-point robberies were connected.
The first happened around 10:31 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Trolley Market in the 1600 block of West Main Street. Richmond Police said a victim told officers that a man entered the store, displayed a knife, and demanded money.
The second happened around 9:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7 at the BP gas station in the 13000 block of Genito Road, while a third robbery happened Saturday at Lucky's convenience store at 14051 Steeplestone Drive.
Police released a photo of the suspect in this case and described him as “a white male wearing blue jeans, a black hooded jacket with a white interior, running shoes and a mask over his face.”
Anyone with information about the Richmond cases is asked to call Third Precinct Detective A. Davila at 804-646-1069. Anyone with information about the Chesterfield County cases is asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.