Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputies are trying to find two people who robbed a man at gunpoint.
This was Tuesday night, on Corner Road in the town of Java. Officers say the victim was going home after closing his store for the evening when two men wearing ski masks threatened him with a gun and took his money.
Below is the full press release from the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office:
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s office is seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on Corner Rd in the Java community of Pittsylvania County. On Tuesday evening at approx. 8:39pm, Dec 11th 2012 the Pittsylvania County 911 center received a call reporting an armed robbery that had occurred while the victim was in the process of returning home after closing his store for the night. Deputies along with Investigators and a K-9 Tracking dog all responded to the scene. Witnesses reported that the suspects were 5’10 to 5’11 inches tall and of slender build. The Suspects wore Black Ski Mask over their faces with holes cut out of the eyes and mouth. Both suspects were reported to display a hand gun. The suspects took an undetermined amount of cash from the victim. Sheriff Mike Taylor reminds all store owners to remain vigilant as to their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to the sheriff’s office or appropriate law enforcement agency by calling 911. Sheriff Taylor also reminds store owners and clerks to try and change up your daily routines as much as possible to avoid being predictable by would be robbers. You may also report suspicious activity to a special email address: SAR@PITTGOV.ORG DO NOT USE THIS EMAIL IF A CRIME IS IN PROGRESS OR YOU ARE IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE
ASSISTANCE AS THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT MONITORED 24 HOURS A DAY. ALWAYS DIAL 911 IF YOU ARE IN DANGER OR INJURED.
Anyone with information about last night’s armed robbery or knows the identity of the persons is asked to contact the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s office at 434-432-7931 or the Pittsylvania County Crime stoppers at 1-800-791-0044 if the information you provide leads to an arrest you may be eligible for up to a $1000 reward.