Authorities seeking leads in armed robbery of 19-year-old man

Updated: Aug 8

PATRICK COUNTY, VA – A 19-year-old Stuart man was the victim of an armed robbery on Tuesday afternoon, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith.

Sheriff Smith said the man was weedeating at a residence near the roadside in the Ayers Orchard area of the county at around 2:45 p.m. when the incident occurred.

A burgundy Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, bearing an unknown Maryland license plate, stopped near the victim.

Two male subjects, one with a beard and both approximately 40 years of age possibly of Indian/middle eastern decent, approached the victim and demanded money from him.

"The victim felt physically intimidated and cooperated and gave the suspects all the money he had," Smith said.

The suspects then left the scene.

The victim was not injured.

Two small children were in the back seat of the suspect vehicle, according to the victim.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the two suspects.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to confidentiality contact Sheriff Smith at 276-692-7012 or Investigator Brian Hubbard at 276-692-6512.


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