The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help this week to solve an armed robbery. On the evening of Wednesday,...

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help this week to solve an armed robbery.

On the evening of Wednesday, March 11, a middle-aged black male approached the clerk of the Econo Lodge at 2310 Indian Hill Road. He asked the clerk for the cost of getting a room. The clerk answered, and the suspect appeared to be reaching into a bag to retrieve money. Instead, the suspect pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the clerk if she did not comply with his demand for money. Once the clerk complied, the suspect left on foot. A light-colored SUV was seen minutes before the robbery and detectives are trying to determine if it was involved.

The robbery suspect was approximately 45 years of age, about 6 feet tall, and wearing a navy Polo-style shirt with white print, black jeans, a dark fedora and red eyeglasses. For more information on this case, please visit the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers website, www.crimesolvers.net, and click on the “Crime of the Week” link.

If you have information about this or any unsolved crime in, or fugitive wanted by, Chesterfield County or the city of Colonial Heights, you can submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers: by phone at 804-748-0660, online at crimesolvers.net, or by text to CRIMES (274637)** using the keyword “WATSON” before your tip. If your tip helps police, you could receive a cash reward.

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