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Red-wigged suspect wanted after Henry County armed robbery

Man approached clerk with gun and demanded money, according to Sheriff’s Office

Red-wigged suspect robbed Meadow Green Market in Bassett on Sept. 17, 2020.
Red-wigged suspect robbed Meadow Green Market in Bassett on Sept. 17, 2020. (Henry County Sheriff's Office)

HENRY COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect after an armed robbery in Bassett on Thursday night.

Authorities said a man pointed a gun at a Meadowgreen Market clerk and demanded money. After the clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, he ran out of the store toward Virginia Ave.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the man was wearing a red wig and a blue face mask. Authorities describe him as 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and believe he weighs about 150 to 180 pounds.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 276-638-8751.


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are investigating after an armed robbery in Henry County on Thursday night.

It happened at the Meadowgreen Market along Route 220 in Bassett.

A person approached the store clerk with a gun, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. It’s not clear if the person got away with any cash or other items.

Investigators are reviewing security footage and will provide more information as it becomes available.

This is a developing story. Stay with 10 News for updates.


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