** Police seek to identify Suspect in armed robbery **

Friday, July 7, 2017

[Hopewell, VA] – On July 07, 2017 at 10:17am, officers responded to the 500 Block of Hill Avenue for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred. The preliminary investigation revealed that the female victim was about to exit her parked vehicle when the offender approached her from the rear drivers-side portion of the vehicle, placed a firearm to the back of her head and demanded her money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of currency, the offender fled on foot. The victim was not injured in the incident.

During a canvass of the area, investigators located a resident who had captured video footage of the offender entering a maroon in color, 2005-2011 model year, Chevrolet Impala with temporary license plates and operated by an unknown driver.

The offender is described as a medium complected black male, 18-25 YOA, 5’11’-6’2", 180-210 pounds with a short haircut and facial hair. He was last seen wearing ripped/patched designer jeans, a white in color tank top-styled t-shirt under a sleeveless vest with a large patch on the back.

Attached is an image of the offender and the involved vehicle captured by security camera.

The Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this matter and is requesting that any person(s) who may have witnessed the incident, were traveling in and around the area at the time of this incident or have any information to provide regarding the offender or the involved vehicle, contact Detective David Hirn of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2284. Additionally, any person(s) who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers in Hopewell at 541-2202.