Armed robber on bike rams woman’s car, snatches purse in gas station parking lot

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police are searching for a teenager who pulled a gun on a woman in a gas station parking lot, stole her purse and then sped away on his bike last week.

"It was unbelievable, I was in shock," said the victim.

WTVR CBS 6 spoke with the woman who said she was robbed at gunpoint. She said she was sitting in her car at the Shell gas station on Mechanicsville Tpke. last Wednesday night.

"Someone ran into the back of my car, and I turned around to see what that bump was," she said.

The woman said she then saw a man wearing neon walking toward her.


CBS 6 reporter Chelsea Rarrick talks to the victim.

"When he got closer to me there was a gun pointed to me and he said, 'Shut the **** up. Don't you say ****,' snatched my pocket book and went off," she said.

The victim said since the terrifying crime, she's been having nightmares, especially because the man who did this to her is still walking the streets.

"I was just saying don't let this gun go off accidentally, please don't shoot me, take whatever you need to take just don't kill me," she said

It happened on July 22 around 9:45 p.m. in the Shell parking lot in the 2600 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike.

That's when police said the suspect approached the victim, pulled out a handgun and grabbed her purse. The suspect then took off on his bike behind the gas station on St. Clair Lane.


The Shell parking lot

The suspect is described as a black male, between 16 to 18 years old. He was between five feet four to five feet ten inches tall and weighed between 140-160 pounds.

The victim told CBS 6 reporter Chelsea Rarrick that she hopes someone out there knows something.

If you have information that could help investigators, call Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.


2600 block Mechanicsville Turnpike Robbery Suspect (SOURCE: Henrico Police)

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2600 block Mechanicsville Turnpike

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