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Suspect in Slip In robbery still at large

SoVaNow.com / November 27, 2013
The South Hill Police Department continues to investigate an armed robbery that occurred at the Slip In Convenience Store on Tuesday, November 19. The store is located at 1011 E. Atlantic Street.

SHPD Chief Norman Hudson stated as of press time, the suspect is still at large.

“As of now I don’t know of any updates as far as the apprehension of the suspect,” Hudson said.

Hudson went on to say that the suspect is believed to be responsible for at least six other robberies — two occurring in Virginia and four in North Carolina.

Law enforcement agencies from Virginia and North Carolina are working together to apprehend the suspect, who they believe targets businesses located along the Interstate 85 corridor. They also suspect he may have traveled from as far away as Charlotte, N.C, after committing a robbery there.

The suspect is believed to have robbed a McDonalds in Henrico County earlier in the day on Tuesday before committing the Slip In robbery.

Law enforcement officials believe the culprit then went on to rob two other North Carolina businesses on Tuesday, after the South Hill incident.

Hudson stated the biggest help could come in the form of identifying the suspect’s license plates on his getaway car. The suspect’s getaway vehicle appeared to be a silver Mitsubishi Galant with a tail light not working on the driver’s side. The car displayed a North Carolina license plate. Hudson stated that an exact reading of the plate has not been determined as of yet.

According to the SHPD, the suspect is described as a thin, light skin black male, 5’5” to 5’8”, and was wearing gray sweatpants and a black and white stripe sweater, at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the South Hill Police Dept. at 434-447-3104 or Mecklenburg County 911 at 434-738-0028.

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