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Man sought for stealing cash register during armed robbery at Sparky’s in Martinsville




MARTINSVILLE, VA – The Martinsville Police Department has shared photos and the description of a man who stole a cash register from Sparky’s Food Store in Martinsville on Sunday night.


Police were called to the convenience store located at 604 Starling Avenue at around 9:30 p.m.


Photos release by Martinsville Police show the suspect as being an African-American man in a black hooded sweatshirt wearing a red bandana over his face.


The suspect entered the store, pointed his gun at the store owner and demanded money, according to authorities.


After a brief struggle with the owner, the suspect grabbed the cash register and fled from the store in a dark colored vehicle, police said.


No one was hurt during the incident.

If anyone has any information related to the incident, contact Lieutenant Sandy Hines at 276-403-5328, the police department at 276-403-5300 or Crime Stoppers line at 276-632-7463. Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tip line and callers with information leading to an arrest and conviction could be eligible for up to a $2,500 reward.




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