RICHMOND,Va. — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed two businesses in Richmond Monday and Tuesday.
Officials said the suspect walked into the Metro PCS store at 6838 Midlothian Turnpike around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, pulled out a knife and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect was last spotted walking east on Midlothian Turnpike.
Police believe the man is also responsible for robbing the Boost Mobile store at 6333 Jahnke Road on Monday just before 11:50 a.m.
“The suspect briefly spoke to the clerk about phones when he initially entered the store around 11:06 a.m.,” Richmond police said in a news release. ” He returned around 11:44 a.m., walking behind the counter and demanded money from the clerk. He fled southbound on ahnke Road toward Food Lion.”
The suspect was spotted on surveillance video arriving at the store in a dark-colored, four-door sedan before the crime. He was also caught on surveillance cameras at a nearby store.
The suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion, between 24-28 years old. He is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 140-160 pounds. Officials said he is bald and had metallic fillings on his front teeth.
He was last seen wearing a dark, short-sleeved, button-down shirt, dark shorts and tan work boots on Tuesday. For Monday’s incident, he was wearing a black hoodie with white lining, black sweatpants and tan work boots.
If you have information that could help police, call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at 804-646-1165 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000. 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.