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Hopewell police searching for armed robbery suspect

Published: Aug. 9, 2016 at 5:34 PM EDT
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HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Hopewell police officers are searching for an armed robbery suspect they say robbed a store Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to the Crazie Overstock.com store at 106 Cavalier Square, just off of Winston Churchill Drive, around 2 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery. Police say the suspect entered the business, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from an employee.

The suspect then left the store in a gray or silver van with an undisclosed amount of money. The van was last seen leaving the shopping center and heading southbound.

Police describe the suspect as a black male, who is between 5-feet-9-inches tall and 5-feet-11-inches tall, and has a slim build. He was last seen wearing a green mask, black gloves, black pants, and a hoodie.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202.

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