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Police searching for suspect in armed robbery of Lynchburg convenience store Tuesday

By Web Staff, WDBJ7, news@wdbj7.com
Published On: Nov 19 2013 10:39:20 PM EST
LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Police are searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of a Lynchburg convenience store.

According to a news release, the robbery at the Food Zone Convenience Store located at 1221 Rivermont Avenue was reported at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived at the store, the clerk told them that a man entered the Food Zone and pointed a dark colored handgun and demanded money before running away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

He was last seen on foot headed east on Rivermont Avenue and is considered armed and dangerous.

The clerk was not injured during the robbery.

To see surveillance photos of the suspect, click here.

The incident is under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.