Robber holds up Eagle Mart

Published 10:53 am Monday, May 7, 2012

FRANKLIN—The Eagle Mart on Carrsville Highway east of Franklin was robbed at 11 a.m. Sunday, the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office reported.

A black man weighing 250 to 300 pounds asked the clerk for change and when she opened the register drawer, he grabbed some cash, said Capt. Rick Gaddis.

The alleged robber, who was wearing a black T-shirt and dark shorts, drove off in a white sedan with Virginia license plates, Gaddis said.

“The clerk recalls seeing a gold-colored Sonata emblem,” he said.

The clerk did not notice what direction the alleged robber drove on Carrsville Highway, Gaddis said.

The alleged robber did not have a weapon, and no one was hurt.

“We have several leads (for a possible suspect),” said Capt. Rick Gaddis.