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Armed robber strikes at Hardee’s

SoVaNow.com / January 29, 2015
The Hardee’s restaurant on Wilborn Avenue is the scene of the latest armed robbery in Halifax County — the fourth such crime in an eight-day span.

Wednesday night at approximately 10:12 p.m., officers with the South Boston Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at Hardee’s. According to a report filed by Officer A.C. Davis, the victim was walking towards her car when a black male clad in black clothing confronted her, demanding her money. She described the suspect as a “short skinny male, with a white tee shirt covering his face.”

The suspect forcibly took her purse and began running towards Edmunds Street, according to the report by Officer Davis. The suspect had brandished a possible weapon that was covered by a dark color cloth.

According to Captain B.K. Lovelace, several individuals witnessed the robbery. Captain Lovelace further stated that Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted in the investigation and a K-9 Unit from the sheriff’s office was utilized.

If anyone has information on this crime, they can contact Detective Chris Carswell at 434-575-4273 or Crime Line at 434-476-8445.

Prior to the Wednesday night incident, three local businesses had been robbed by armed bandits over the period dating from Jan. 21. The first robbery took place that evening at the Dollar General Store in Riverdale; two days later, on Jan. 23, the Country Corner convenience store on Hitesburg Church Road was held up by two armed men; and on Jan. 25, the Jiffy Store on John Randolph Boulevard was robbed, again by two masked assailants armed with handguns.

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