Thursday, June 23, 2016

Suspect Sought in Sam Market Robbery

June 23, 2016
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect who robbed an east end convenience store this week.

At approximately 9:58 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, officers responded to a reported commercial robbery at the Sam Market, located at 1800 N. 30th St. The store employee stated the suspect entered the store, selected a can of beer from the refrigerated case, walked to the counter, displayed a silver handgun and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect then left the store and was last seen running towards Nine Mile Road.

The suspect is described as a black male who is approximately 5’8” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He wore a white t-shirt, khaki trousers and sneakers at the time of the incident. He has a goatee and braided hair.
Anyone with any information about this incident or this individual is asked to call First Precinct Detective Brian Taylor at (804) 646-0689 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at

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