Suspects sought in 7-Eleven armed robbery

Published 1:34 pm Friday, November 30, 2018

The videocamera shows two suspects robbing the clerk at gunpoint in the 7-11 on Carrsville Highway near Franklin early Friday morning. Call 1-888-LOCK U Up or go online to the P3 mobile tip app or at if you have information about this event. — Submitted by Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office


Investigators with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s office responded to an armed robbery of the 7-Eleven store located in the 1100 block of Carrsville highway near the City of Franklin.

Lt. Tommy Potter, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, stated that at approximately 1:21 a.m. on Friday, two black males entered the store displaying handguns and forced the clerk, at gun point, to open the register. While partially disguised, the suspects can be described as black males between 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing between 150 to 165 pounds.

In addition to money, the suspects took cigarettes and other items from the shelves. Upon exiting the store, they fled on foot to the area of the Springdale apartment complex. Investigators feel that these same individuals may have been responsible for a similar robbery in August of this year at the same store.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the crime line at 1-888-LOCK U UP or submit an online tip at the P3 mobile tip app or at All tips remain confidential and callers are never asked to reveal their name or identity. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this robbery could earn the tipster an award up to $1,000.