Lynchburg police searching for Dollar General robbery suspect

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - Lynchburg police are investigating the latest in a series of robberies in the city.

Police believe this robbery is connected to both the one at Wendy's on June 2 and the robbery at Express Lane on June 11.

On June 26 at about 9:34 p.m., officers responded to a reported robbery at the Dollar General Store at 2312 Memorial Avenue.

Employees say a black man, about 5-feet-10-inches tall with a medium to heavy build, wearing dark clothing and a ski type mask, entered the business, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The suspect then left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses reported seeing a maroon Buick sedan leaving the area after the robbery. No one was injured during the incident.

This robbery is currently being investigated by the Lynchburg Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Kittrell 455-6170 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798- 5900.