48 Hrs. Store robbed, suspect also believed to have robbed CVS

The armed robbery took place around 6:40 PM on Saturday night.

Update #1 — April 15, 2014; 8:53 AM

From RPD

At approximately 6:41 p.m., Saturday, April 12, the suspect, seen in the photos below and also in a video sent separately, robbed the 48-Hour Market at 5091 Forest Hill Avenue . He displayed a weapon and left on foot.

He is also suspected of robbing the CVS Pharmacy at 6807 Forest Hill Ave. on April 4.

He is described as a black male between 35 and 40 years old, approximately 5’10” tall with a medium build. He was wearing a long white tee shirt, jeans, sunglasses and a black baseball cap.

Anyone with any information about this man’s identity or this crime is asked to call Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Original — April 14, 2014

CBS6 has the details on the armed robbery.

Richmond Police are looking for a man that robbed a convenience store on Forest Hill Avenue Saturday night.

Officers received a call around 6:40 p.m. about an armed robbery at the 48 Hour Food Stop.  Police said the suspect approached the counter like he was going to buy a bottle of water, but when the cashier turned to grab a bag, the suspect pulled out a handgun.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the store, investigators said.  The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build.  He was last seen wearing a white tee shirt.

A little more than a week ago, a CVS Pharmacy on Forest Hill Avenue was also robbed at gunpoint.  Surveillance images from the store were released by police.  At this point, investigator do not believe the two incidents are connected.

“It makes me wonder if there is a trend going on,” said Capria Pinkney, who lives off Forest Hill Avenue.  “Is it the same person?  Are there going to be more robberies? Is it getting closer to my home?”

Pinkney said she hopes whomever carried out the two robberies is caught soon.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Image: CBS6

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