For immediate release: December 9, 2022
Suspects Sought in Reported Robbery at Sunrise Smoke Shop
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for suspects in connection with a reported robbery on Campbell Avenue, tonight.
On December 9, 2022, at 6:24 p.m., officers responded to 1201 Campbell Avenue, Sunrise Smoke Shop for a reported robbery that just occurred. The caller stated two males entered the store wearing all black clothing and ski style face masks. A third subject with the group, remained outside and held the entrance door open. When the clerk asked the subjects to remove their masks upon entering the store, instead of doing so, one of the males made a statement to the clerk then stole a box of vape cartridges from the counter.
It was reported that one of the males was armed with what appeared to be a handgun at the time of the incident. All suspects fled the store on foot in the direction of 13th Street.
Upon initial investigation and review of surveillance video from the store, the suspects are described as follows:
Suspect 1: wearing black sweat pants with white lettering, a black hoodie, black ski mask and black and red tennis style shoes.
Suspect 2: wearing black jeans, black hoodie, black shoes and a black ski mask. This suspect was reported to have been observed carrying a firearm in their waistband.
Suspect 3: wearing black pants, black hoodie, black ski mask and dark colored shoes
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer J. Person at 434-485-1963 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at P3Tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.
This is an ongoing investigation and any additional information will be provided as an update to this release.