Masked man robs Hopewell dollar store

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Hopewell Police hope surveillance pictures will help catch an armed man who robbed the Dollar General store on Oaklawn Blvd.

Police say the man entered the store around 8:20 a.m. Monday and used a dark handgun to rob the store before running off.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5'9"-5'11", 160-180 pounds, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a light colored full-face covering, a light-green patterned hooded jacket over a black t-shirt, gray sweat pants, dark sneakers and gloves. The offender also was observed in possession of a dark-colored handgun and a beige handbag.

If you have any information about this crime contact lead Detective Keith Krueger of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2284 or the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202.

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