Thursday, September 28, 2023

WPD Seeks Public’s Assistance in Identifying Two Suspects in Armed Robbery Investigation

(Courtesy of Williamsburg Police Department)

Williamsburg  — The Williamsburg Police Department (WPD) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two male suspects who were involved in an armed robbery at a restaurant in the 3000 block of Richmond Road on Sept. 23.

According to WPD, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred. The initial investigation revealed that two unidentified men walked into a restaurant. One of the men produced a note demanding money from the register and claimed to have a firearm.

Before the register could be opened, one of the suspects grabbed the restaurant’s tip jar and both men fled the area on foot, WPD stated.

There was approximately $100 in the tip jar. No one was injured during the robbery.

The unidentified male that produced the note was described as young, white, between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5, feet, 9 inches tall, with a thin build and curly hair. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, hat, blue jeans, and a red bandana over his mouth.

The second suspect is described as young, black, with a thin build. He was wearing black colored clothing and a black face mask.

Anyone who has information about this incident or knows the identity of the suspects is asked to contact the Williamsburg Police Department at 757-220-2331. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Peninsula Crime Stoppers online or by phone at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Individuals who provide tips may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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