Lynchburg Police search for robber with machete; case similar to one Tuesday
Lynchburg Police are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store Wednesday night.
Officers responded just after 9 p.m. to 3216 Old Forest Road for a report of an armed robbery. A man with a machete entered the store and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Police say the robber is a black man around 6 feet tall and between 160 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a mask covering his face and a brown jacket.
This is the second armed robbery in Lynchburg this week in which a robber used a machete. The
happened only a day before, May 12. Police haven't announced whether they believe the cases are related.
Amherst County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police assisted LPD in a search for the robber Wednesday night.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Duncan at 434-455-6178 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900.