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Denny's robbery leads to crash on I-64 in Henrico


Henrico Police are looking for two suspects after a daytime robbery at a Denny's on West Broad Street.

The suspects drove away, then crashed on Interstate 64. Investigators have one person of interest in custody. 

Service at the diner was disrupted around 3 p.m. Friday, when three men, at least one brandishing a gun, confronted a customer who had just left the restaurant and was sitting in a car, according to Henrico Police.

"That's when I found out she was robbed. I'm like ‘oh no.' She was really nice. She left a nice tip and everything. I don't understand why people do that," said Denny's waitress Nina Benford.

"The robbery took place here in the back parking lot and the suspects fled in their vehicle which resulted in a crash on 64 so, the incidents are related," said Henrico Police Lt. C.J. Maurice. 

The wreck caused only minor injuries, but tied up traffic for hours on Interstate 64 near the Staples Mill Road entrance ramp. The robbers were in the far lane on I-64 and made a quick swerve to take the Dickens Road exit, according to police. They lost control of the car and crashed. 

"There is one person of interest that's being detained at this time," said Lt. Maurice. 

Two other guys ran away and police are still looking for them. 

If you saw anything at the Denny's restaurant on West Broad Street or, on Interstate 64, police would like to hear from you. Call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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