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Chesterfield Police search for Wendy’s robbery suspects

Updated: Jan. 25, 2020 at 8:25 AM EST
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a Wendy’s restaurant in Chesterfield Saturday morning.

The robbery took place at the Wendy’s located at 5620 Hopkins Rd at about 1:17 a.m. No one was injured during the incident.

Officials state the two suspects entered the restaurant, jumped over the counter, and struggled with one employee before entering the manager’s office.

After receiving money from the business, the suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police say that no weapon was displayed during the incident.

Patricia Fisher, a frequent customer says she’s shocked that something like this could happen in an area she considers safe.

“To hear that that took place is kind of scary especially in this area because you wouldn’t think it would happen on Hopkins road,” said Fisher.

At this time Chesterfield police say they don’t have any surveillance video of the robbery.

Following the incident, Wendy’s of Virginia sent out a statement:

“The safety of our customers and team members is our top priority. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement as they work through this situation.”

The suspects are described as two black males.

Fisher is the pastor of a local church called Fiery Furnace Family Ministry and that she will be paying for employees impacted by the robbery.

“We’ll keep them in prayer and keep them encouraged and just know that things do happen, but they can overcome it, said Fisher.”

One suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt, distressed blue jeans, and white shoes. The second suspect was wearing a black heavyweight jacket, black pants, and tan boots.

Fisher hopes the individuals will turn themselves in.

“To have somebody just come and take something you’ve worked so earnestly for, that’s not right at all,” said Fisher. “Turn yourself in and get help.”

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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