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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- Richmond police are investigating two robberies that occurred in the city's Southside Saturday night.

According to police, at 8:44p.m. a man walked into the Baskin Robbins at 6940 Forest Hill Avenue, where he demanded money. An employee denied the request, and told the suspect he was under video surveillance. The suspect then fled.

The employee who turned the robber away declined to go on camera, but said she never felt threatened, which is why she had the confidence to turn him away.

Moments after the attempted robbery at the ice cream shop, the Martins store on Stony Point Road was robbed. The description of the suspect at Martins was very similar to the description of the suspect from the Baskin Robbins robbery.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen leaving the scene in a white Honda car.

Kim Dodson is a regular shopper at the store, which is down the street from her home on Robious Road. She was relieved she didn't need groceries last night.

"It does make you leery. Ā It makes you pay more attention to where you're at and your surroundings," Dodson said. "I'm glad I didn't have my child, I'm glad I didn't come last night."

Police describe the suspect as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 184 pounds and between 30-35 years of age. He was wearing a dark blue ball cap and dark jeans, with a scruffy beard.

No weapon was displayed during the robberies.

If you have any information about the suspect, call Richmond police at 804-780-1000.

1 Comment

  • Belsma

    Idiot must not keep up with the news..the last time someone tried to rob that BR the suspect was shot and killed by an employee. Expect that crooks. You try to take something that does not belong to you either from a business, home or just a random person, expect to risk your life for it. People work so hard for what they have and we have every right to enjoy it as little as it may be without fearing some jerk who won’t work for his own will try to take it away and have us live in fear.

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