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Three sought after gas station employee held at gunpoint during armed robbery in Martinsville

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 5:20 AM EDT
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(Above video courtesy BTW21)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at the FasMart on AL Philpott Highway in Martinsville.

It happened about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say a male walked into the store, showed a gun and demanded money, then ran off. The robber was described as Black, wearing a black hoodie with yellow and white, blue latex gloves, and a face mask.

Surveillance image from Fas Mart robbery in Martinsville
Surveillance image from Fas Mart robbery in Martinsville(Henry County Sheriff's Office)

Soon after, a Virginia State Police trooper saw a Jeep being driven east on A.L. Philpott Hwy. at a high rate of speed. The trooper tried to pull the driver over, but the driver continued speeding, leading the trooper on a pursuit. The driver of the Jeep then lost control and crashed at the intersection of Whispering Pines and Sugar Tree Church Road in Pittsylvania County. Three males got out of the Jeep and ran off.

The Jeep Commander had been stolen from Danville October 22. Investigators say evidence from the robbery was recovered from inside the Jeep.

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 276-632-7463.

Henry County Armed Robbery / Courtesy BTW21
Henry County Armed Robbery / Courtesy BTW21(WDBJ7)

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