Armed robbery investigation underway

On December 31, 2020, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Winchester Police Department (WPD) responded to 7-Eleven, located at 705 N. Loudoun St., for an armed robbery that just occurred.  Responding officers immediately established a perimeter and used a K9 to attempt to locate the suspect, who was last observed fleeing the scene on foot.  The suspect was not located.  An investigation immediately commenced with help from the WPD Criminal Investigation Division.


The suspect entered the store, approached the clerk, pulled out a firearm, and demanded money, to which the clerk complied.  The suspect is described as a white male wearing a black beanie, black face mask, blue jeans, and white shoes.  The firearm is described as black handgun.  No vehicle description is available at this time.     


No one was injured during the incident.  Anyone who has information is asked to contact Detective Dixon at 540-662-4131.  If there is a wish to remain anonymous, information can be provided through the P3 tip app or by calling 540-665-TIPS. Reference # 20038059. 

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