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RICHMOND, Va. – Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed a convenience store in South Richmond Monday night.

The robbery happened at the Z Express convenience store in the 5100 block of Midlothian Turnpike at around 10:45 Monday night.

Police said the man walked into the store, pulled out a handgun, and demanded money. The clerk complied and the man ran off with the cash. The suspect was last seen walking behind the stores on Old Midlothian Turnpike.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed a convenience store in South Richmond Monday night.

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed a convenience store in South Richmond Monday night.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late 30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds. He wore a black hoodie, black pants, white gloves, sunglasses and a black cloth over his face at the time of the incident.

Police said the suspect also has a distinctive walk, which was described as a “duck walk.”

Detectives believe this suspect has also been involved in numerous robberies on the city’s south side, in the Washington Park neighborhood, and in the Azalea area of Henrico County.

Anyone with any information about this incident or this individual is asked to call Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 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 http://www.7801000.com.