Police investigating Roanoke armed robbery

No one was hurt in the incident

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

ROANOKE, Va. - Roanoke police are looking for a man they say robbed a Stop-In food store early Monday morning.

The robber, whose picture was captured in surveillance footage, walked into the store, in the 3600 block of Plantation Road NE, displayed a knife and demanded money about 3:08 a.m., according to police. 

After an unsuccessful attempt to get into the cash register, police say the man took a stack of cigarette lighters and ran out of the store.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Anyone with information can call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500. Anonymous text messages can be sent to 274637. Please start any text message with the keyword "RoanokePD:" to ensure that it's properly sent. 

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