Roanoke police searching for man after business robbed at knifepoint

The incident happened on Orange Ave. on Wednesday evening, authorities say

Police presence at Little Caesars on Orange Avenue in Roanoke (WSLS)


The Roanoke Police Department is searching for one man they say robbed a business on Orange Avenue at knifepoint Wednesday evening.

On Feb. 22 around 8 p.m., RPD said they were notified by the 911 center of an active robbery at a business in the 1300 block of Orange Avenue NE. Around this time, there were several police cars seen at Little Caesars, as we reported below.

Responding officers learned that a man had gone into the business, displayed a knife, and demanded money from the employees, according to police. There were no injuries reported.

We’re told the man left the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A perimeter was set up around the location as they began to search for the man, but their efforts were unsuccessful, they said.

Police said the man is described as being between 5′8″ and 6′1″ tall and weighing around 170 pounds. There was no photo of the man provided.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (540)344-8500 and share what you know. You can also text RPD at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.


Officers with the Roanoke Police Department were responding to the Little Caesars on Orange Avenue in Roanoke on Wednesday evening.

Roanoke PD told 10 News units began to arrive at the scene around 8:15 p.m.

Around 8:20 p.m., crime scene tape was being put up around the area.

Details surrounding the presence were not immediately clear.

10 News has reached out to RPD for more information and has still not heard back.

10 News is working for you to learn more.

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