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Richmond family hopes sketch will crack unsolved murder case

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A Richmond family hopes a sketch of a frequent customer will help solve the murder of a Southside convenience store owner.

Mohammad Taib, 59, was killed during an attempted robbery over Thanksgiving weekend last year at the 756 Food Mart on Erich Road. Officers handed out hundreds of fliers and Taib's family offered a $10,000 reward, but so far there have been no arrests.

Taib was a Pakistani immigrant, who once drove a New York taxi cab and had also worked as a sea merchant. He spent the last 17 years growing his business but even more importantly he invested in his five children.  

"Nothing's been easy but we manage," said Sharoz Khan, Taib's son. "The sketch gives me more hope but it comes down to people and if they're willing to help us identify this man."

Police released the sketch of a frequent customer Monday in the hope of some new leads. He's described by police as a black male, approximately 35 to 45 years old with hazel eyes.

Anyone with information about who this man is or about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (804) 780-1000.

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