Police seek suspect in shooting and robbery of store

Incident occurred around 5:00 PM on Tuesday.

From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photo who shot an employee of a convenience store during a robbery yesterday.

At approximately 5 p.m., officers were called to the One Stop Food Mart, located at 3701 Meadowbridge Road , for the report of an attempted robbery and shooting.

Officers arrived and found a male employee of the store suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with an injury that is considered life threatening.

The suspect is believed to have approached the store from the direction of Pensacola Avenue, entered the store, brandished a handgun and demanded money. During the robbery attempt the suspect shot the employee and fled the store on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’ 10” tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He was wearing a black cap, black material which covered his neck and head, a black mask, a white t-shirt under a button-down striped shirt, black gloves and black low-top shoes.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person to call Major Crimes Detective Janet Mills at (804) 646-6734 or call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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