Police investigate Shell station armed robbery

Courtesy of Roanoke City Police
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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Roanoke City Police are searching for a man who they say robbed at local Shell station at gunpoint.

The incident happened at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, October 8 at the Shell station located in the 2900 block of Hershberger Road NW.

Employees told police a black man, 5'6" tall, around 160 lbs, in his mid-20s, had pointed a handgun - demanding money.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and another item, before officers could arrive. No one was hurt.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to leave an anonymous tip at 540-344-8500. Anonymous tips can also be sent via text message to CRIMES (274637). Police are asking you start the text message with the keyword RoanokePD to ensure that it's property sent.