- Saturday December 31st, 2011 :: 12:20 p.m. EST
** Police investigate Armed Robbery at McDonald’s **
[Hopewell, VA] – On December 31, 2011 at approximately 5:15am, officers responded to the McDonald’s restaurant located in the 3300 block of Oaklawn Blvd. for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred. The investigation revealed that the lone offender entered the business, brandished a dark-colored handgun and removed an undisclosed amount of currency from the safe prior to fleeing the business on foot. A K-9 track was conducted; however, the offender was unable to be located. No persons were harmed during the incident.
The offender is described as a medium complexioned black male, approximately 20-25 years of age, 5’8”-5’11”, 160-170 pounds, with a medium build and short style haircut. He was last seen wearing a light in color full-face covering, a multi-colored hooded sweatshirt/jacket over a white in color t-shirt, grey in color sweatpants and multi-colored sneakers. The offender also was observed in possession of a small pink in color backpack.
The Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this matter and is following up on viable leads. The department is requesting that any person(s) who may have been traveling in and around the area of this incident and observed any suspicious person(s) matching the above description contact lead Detective Na’Shayla Nelson of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2284. Additionally, any person(s) who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply add "274637 (CRIMES)" to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and then text "igotcha" along with your message/tip. You will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip OR picking up your reward.
Hopewell Police Department
300 N Main St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Detective Sgt. Paul Intravia
Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU)
3309 Oaklawn Blvd
Hopewell, VA 23860