Man armed with stun gun robs business, Lynchburg police say

Police: Man steals cash, flees on foot after robbing Fast Auto Loans

(Lynchburg Police Department)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A man armed with a stun gun robbed a business Saturday afternoon, the Lynchburg Police Department said.

Police responded at 3:46 p.m. to the Fast Auto Loans at 2501 Memorial Ave.

Police said the officers were advised that a man entered the business armed with a Taser.

The man then stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the business on foot, police said.

The robber is described by police as a dark-skinned black man with a skinny build who is approximately 20 to 30 years old and 6-feet-1-inches to 6-feet-2-inches tall. Police said he wore a black baseball cap, a black long-sleeved shirt and gray baggy sweat pants.

The incident remains under investigation by the LPD's Criminal Investigations Division, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective H.G. Blomquist at 434-455-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Police said tipsters can also visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip or text "CVCS" plus the message to 274637.