Police seek robbery and bomb scare suspect, who returned to scene of crime

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Henrico Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man wanted for a robbery that temporarily shut down the Laburnum Square Shopping Center in Henrico Friday afternoon.

Police have released a new photo of the suspect robbing Check into Cash, located at 4738 Finlay Street, around 3:24 p.m.


Police said the man entered the business and approached the counter. The suspect told the victim that he had a firearm and an explosive device and demanded money. After receiving cash, the suspect fled, leaving a suspicious package behind.

This caused the Laburnum Square Shopping Center to evacuate. The Henrico Explosive Ordinance Unit responded and determined the item was inert.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 foot tall, 160 pounds, wearing a tan jacket and a painter’s mask. Witnesses reported the suspect fleeing the area in brown Chevrolet sedan.

Henrico Police said the victim in Friday’s crime reports the same suspect returned to the store around 4:16 p.m., Monday April 18, but the doors were locked and the suspect was not able to get inside the business.

Police said the suspect then fled in a tan Chevrolet Impala.  In both incidents, the suspect concealed the license plates of the vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this offense is asked to contact Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

4738 Finlay St, Henrico, VA 23231