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Lynchburg Police Searching for Armed Robber

Incident happened at the Sunshine Express Market Monday night.

January 11, 2011|WDBJ Web Staff

Lynchburg, Va.---

Police in Lynchburg are on the hunt for an armed robber.

They were called to the Sunshine Express Market along the 200 block of Pollard Street Monday around 8:30 p.m.

Authorities tell News 7 that two armed men wearing dark clothes and masks held up the store and ran away with money.

The store clerk was not hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cenrtal Virginia Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

Here is the full press release:

On Monday, January 10, 2011 at approximately 8:30 pm members of the Lynchburg Police Department responded to 200 Pollard Street, the Sunshine Express Market in reference to a robbery.

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Upon arriving on scene, police officers found the store clerk inside the business and unharmed.

The investigation revealed that two suspects armed with guns, wearing dark clothes, and wearing masks covering their faces, entered the business, and then exited with an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective J.T. Loyd at 455-6178,or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS plus your message” to 274637.

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