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Police seek assistance from the public in identifying a robber

HENRY COUNTY – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a robbery that occurred in the area of Old Chatham Rd. and Green Hill Dr., Martinsville, Virginia on June 6, 2018 at 6:31pm.  An unknown black male subjectappearing to be in his late twenties flagged down acitizen/victim, stating his vehicle was out of gas. The victim gave the unknown male a ride to the Daytona Mart at 1960 Old Chatham Rd. and purchased gas.  When the victim and the unknown male returned to the broke down vehicle and put the gas in it, the unknown male produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet, keys and cell phone. After robbing the victim of the items the unknown male left the area in a blue Ford vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black male, late twenties, 5’0”-5’8” tall, wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt.  The suspect was driving a blue Ford SUV or van with a license plate containing the number 76 in it.

As a matter of personal safety, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to contact Law Enforcement or 9-1-1 anytime they encounter citizens in distress before trying to assist in the matter.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the individual involved in this robbery. Anyone having information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this individual is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).  The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime.  The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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