HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police in Henrico believe two recent convenience store robberies are connected and that the same person may be responsible for a weekend robbery in broad daylight in Ashland.
Police said the first incident in Henrico happened That's when the suspect walked into a convenience store in the 8700 block of Shrader Road at 6:40 Saturday morning. Officials said the man was brandishing a gun when he demanded cash and cigarettes.
Then on Monday, police said the a suspect walked into the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on Horsepen Road at 4:50 and forced the clerk outside to walk back in and grab cash from the register.
"In both cases, the suspect is wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and some sort of mask over the lower half of their face," Lt. Chris Eley with Henrico County Police explained.
A third incident, which Henrico police think now may be connected, happened Sunday just after 9 a.m. Sunday in Ashland. That's when an armed robberwalked into a convenience store in the 500 block of South Washington Highway, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.
"The suspect is described as “a male of unknown race, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 8 eight inches tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black mask covering his face,” Chip Watts with the Ashland Police Department said.