Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect who robbed a BP convenience store in Shockoe Bottom’s east end last night.
At approximately 11:07 p.m., officers responded to the BP store at 2600 East Main St. for a report of a robbery. The male in the photos entered the store and brandished a handgun before stealing cash and Newport cigarettes from an employee.
The suspect fled on foot to the steps that lead north into Church Hill. He is described as a black male, approximately six feet tall and was last seen wearing a black tee shirt, blue jeans, blue and white sneakers and a black stocking cap. He has a dark beard with patches of grey hair.
Detectives ask anyone with any information to call First Precinct Detective Brian Taylor at (804) 646-0689 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.