Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Suspect Sought in Commercial Attempted Robbery and Shooting

July 8, 2015

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.