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Lynchburg authorities searching for man who tried to rob Family Dollar

Surveillance images from the attempted robbery provided by the Lynchburg Police Department.
Surveillance images from the attempted robbery provided by the Lynchburg Police Department.

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Authorities are searching for a man after they say he tried to rob a Family Dollar in Lynchburg. 

Officers say the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday when they received a report of a robbery at the Family Dollar at 3516 Campbell Avenue, according to the Lynchburg Police Department. 

The clerk told police that the man came into the store and used a knife in a threatening way while demanding money. 

When the clerk refused to give him any money, he ran away. 

Police describe the suspect as a man around six feet tall with a thin build wearing a black jacket, blue jeans with white markings and a black rag covering the lower part of his face. 

Authorities say the incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lynchburg Police Department. 


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