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2 suspects sought after Hopewell convenience store robbed at gunpoint

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — Police are looking to identify two men who, according to a release from Hopewell Police, robbed a Hopewell convenience store at gunpoint on Tuesday morning. 

Officers reported to the 300 block of East Broadway Street at 11:18 a.m. for an armed robbery. An investigation revealed that two men, who entered the store and then separated, worked together in the robbery. One offender, wielding a weapon, demanded money from the clerk while the second offender served as the lookout. 

Hopewell Police provided 8News with surveillance photos from the store’s security cameras. 

The first suspect, who had the weapon, is described as a black male with a large build and dark complexion. He was seen in a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and shoes. He was also wearing a ski mask during the robbery.  

The second suspect, who served as the lookout according to Hopewell Police, was wearing a red, maybe slightly orange, Nike hooded sweatshirt.

He is described as a black male with a medium build, believed to be about between the ages of 20 and 25. He was also wearing a knit cap, dark shoes with white soles and dark pants.  

Both men fled the area on foot and the clerk was not hurt during the robbery. 

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