The City of Hopewell, Virginia
Hopewell Police Department
Kamran Afzal, Chief of Police
For Further Information Contact: Lieutenant Michael Langford
Criminal Investigations Unit – (804) 541-2284
Release Number: 2019-12182019 December 18, 2019
**Police seek assistance in Hopewell Family Dollar robbery**
[Hopewell, VA]-On Tuesday, December 17 2019 at approximately 9:03 PM, officers responded to a robbery that had just occurred at the Family Dollar store located at 1033 Elm Street. The preliminary investigation revealed the lone offender entered the business, with a firearm described as a rifle approaching the store employee at the counter. The offender stated, “give me the money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency, the offender fled the business on foot towards the railroad tracks. No individuals were harmed during the incident.
The offender is described as a W/M, approximately 30 years of age, 6’0” tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing khaki pants, green poncho jacket with a gray hoody style shirt underneath and a covering over his face.
Attached is an image of the offender captured from the stores security cameras.
The Hopewell Police Department is requesting that any person(s) who may have information regarding this crime or who may have been traveling in and/or around the area at the time or have any information to provide, to contact Lead Detective Keith Krueger of the Hopewell Criminal Investigations Unit at (804) 541-2284. Persons with information on this crime and who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crimesolvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202 or provide their tip using the P3tips mobile app.
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Last modified: December 19, 2019