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Man robs Richmond store with handwritten note: ‘I don’t want to hurt you’

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 11:38:01-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man wanted for robbing a Richmond store with a handwritten note.

Police say the robbery occurred during the early morning hours of Friday, April 24.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., an officer responded to a business in the 4800 block of Forest Hill Avenue for the report of a robbery.

Police say the suspect entered the store and acted like he was going to purchase two cigars. The suspect then gave the clerk a handwritten note, which read:

“All I want is the money, I don’t want to hurt you.”

Police say the suspect preceded behind the counter and stole cash from the register. He then walked out the front door in an unknown direction.

The suspect was last seen wearing a dark blue coat, white pants with black markings, dark shoes, and a black cloth around his face.

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call Third Precinct Detective M. Sacksteder at (804) 646-1068 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com [7801000.com]. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.