Vinton cell phone store robbed at gunpoint

By Rachel Lucas - Weekend Anchor / Reporter
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VINTON (WSLS 10) – Vinton Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Cricket Wireless Phone store on Hardy Road in Vinton.

The 911 call came in at 6:52 p.m. Saturday evening. According to police, the suspect walked in the store showing a handgun and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20's. He was wearing a black hoodie with a white Nike logo on the front with black sweat pants and white tennis shoes.

Police say the man was also wearing a dark bandana or clothing covering his neck and lower face.

He was last seen running away on foot from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Members of the Vinton Police Department Criminal Investigations Division also responded along with a tracking K-9 from the Roanoke County Police Department.  The matter remains under investigation.  No further details will be released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vinton Police Department at 540-562-3265.

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