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Police seek man in armed Dollar General robbery in Hopewell

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Posted at 2:25 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 14:25:05-04

HOPEWELL, Va. – Hopewell Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Dollar General store Monday, May 11.

Officers responded to a robbery at the Dollar General store located at 700 South 6th Avenue at approximately 9:09 p.m.

“The preliminary investigation revealed the lone offender entered the business picking up items, approached the store employee at the counter attempting to pay for items with a card,” said a police spokesperson.

After the card did not work after several attempts, the suspect allegedly stated, “Open the drawer and give me the money.”

Police said the man lifted a portion of his shirt to reveal a black handgun.

After receiving cash from the register, the suspect is accused of fleeing the store and entering a light or tan colored Subaru heading north on South 6th Avenue.

No one was harmed during the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, unknown age, approximately 5’ 6” tall and approximately 250 to 300 pounds. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black hoody style shirt and a surgical style mask over his face.

Police is requesting that any person(s) who may have information regarding this crime or who may have been traveling in and/or around the area at the time or have any information to provide, to contact Lead Detective Mark Polumbo of the Hopewell Criminal Investigations Unit at (804) 541-2284. Persons with information on this crime and who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crimesolvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202 or provide their tip using the P3tips mobile app.