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Knife-wielding robber arrested in Chesterfield

Posted at 11:13 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 09:02:53-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Chesterfield Police have arrested a man who robbed a convenience store at knife point late Tuesday evening.

The man was apprehended after a brief foot chase shortly after robbing a BP gas station in Chesterfield County, Crime Insider sources said.

Police confirmed the getaway car was spotted in Powhatan and a traffic stop was initiated.

Tuesday's robbery took place around 9 p.m. at a BP gas station at the 13700 block of Hull Street Road. Witnesses described a fully-masked man walking in  and jumping over the counter with a knife.

The event mirrors more than a dozen other knife point robberies from around Richmond in recent weeks.

Police will now have to determine if the man is connected to the previous string of robberies.