Armed robbers hit local 7-11

Published 12:38 pm Friday, June 30, 2017

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s office is investigating the early morning robbery of the 7-11 store located on Carrsville Highway, in the Camptown section of the county. This information comes from Lt. Tommy Potter, spokesman for the sheriff’s department.

On Thursday at 03:41 a.m. two black males entered the store, both displaying handguns and demanded money from the clerk on duty. After getting the money from the register they fled on foot. It is believed that they may have had a car parked nearby.

An image from the video shows one of the two suspects who came in armed to rob the store. After getting the money, they fled, but likely had a nearby car. — Submitted

Both suspects had masks covering their faces and were wearing mostly black or gray clothing. One suspects was carrying a black backpack.

If you have any information as to the identity of the suspects in this robbery, please call the Isle of Wight/Smithfield/Windsor Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

You can also text IOWCL + your tip to the word CRIMES (274637) to send your anonymous tip to the Crime Line.

As always, callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.