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Suspects sought for armed robbery of Food Lion in Stanleytown


STANLEYTOWN, VA – The Henry County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men in connection to the armed robbery of Food Lion in Stanleytown.


At 11:49 p.m. on Monday, two African-American men entered the grocery store on Fairystone Park Highway and one of them pointed a 9 millimeter handgun at employees, according to the Martinsville-Henry County 9-1-1 Center.


The sheriff’s office later said the other man also brandished a handgun while demanding employees give them money.


The store manager told investigators the suspects ran away from the back door with an undisclosed amount of money.


Deputies arrived a minute later and used a K-9 to track the suspects to a location where it’s believed they got into a vehicle and fled the area.


Both were heavily clothed, and wearing masks to conceal their identities.


The suspects are believed to be in their early 20s and are about 6 feet tall with a thin build.


Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 276-638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 276-632-7463. The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to the crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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