At approximately 4:30a.m. on August 19, Front Royal Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven store near the intersection of W. 14th Street and N. Shenandoah Ave. Upon arrival, officers learned that a white male had entered the store, presented a handgun and demanded all the money from the register. The clerk on duty complied and the suspect promptly fled the scene on foot. The clerk was not injured in the incident.
The white male is described as wearing dark colored blue-jeans, a black long-sleeved shirt, sun-glasses and his face was partially covered by a bandanna. He is further described as being 5’-10” to 6’-0” in height, 165-185 lbs with a thin build and tightly cropped hair similar to being closely shaved.
A K-9 officer was called to the scene to determine a potential track of the suspect. The track was successful; however, it stopped at a nearby location. It is unknown at this time if the suspect may have left from that location in a vehicle.
No further details are available at this time. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jason Lethcoe with the Criminal Investigations Division at 540-635-2208. A cash reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect.
(From a release)