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Suspect sought for Rite-Aid robbery

9/11/2013, 2:34 p.m.
The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a man who robbed a Rite-Aid on Friday and ...
The suspect in last week's robbery.

— The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a man who robbed a Rite-Aid on Friday and may be connected to an attempted robbery in July.

At approximately 4:19 p.m. on Sept. 6, a man passed a note to an employee at the Rite-Aid, 6335 Jahnke Road, and demanded money and controlled substances as he displayed a firearm. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money and controlled substances.

Based on surveillance images, both which are attached, detectives believe he may be the same man who tried to rob the CVS Pharmacy at 6807 Forest Hill Ave. at approximately 10 a.m. on July 10. In this incident, the suspect gave employees a note demanding money, but the employees did not give him anything and he left the store.

The suspect in both crimes is described as a black male in his mid- to late 20’s to early 30’s, approximately 5’7” to 5’9” and weighing approximately 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green Oakland A’s baseball cap, an orange shirt and dark shorts in the CVS attempted robbery and a white t-shirt and black baseball cap in the Rite-Aid robbery.

Anyone with information about this man or about these crimes is asked to call Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.