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Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office searches for armed robbery suspect
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Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office searches for armed robbery suspect

Armed robbery at Laker's Store

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is searching for this individual suspected in the armed robbery of Laker’s Store on Aug. 20.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating an individual suspected of armed robbery in Moneta on Aug. 20.

A white male, wearing black pants, a long-sleeved blue shirt, a distinctive red and black hat and a blue bandanna covering his face, entered Laker’s Store on Virginia 122 in Moneta. The man, who is approximately 5 feet, 5 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall, demanded money from the cashier, according to a press release from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

Once he got money, the suspect fled in what the sheriff’s office said may have been a gray, four-door vehicle. County deputies, along with officers from the Virginia State Police, conducted a search of the area and are following up on leads, the release said.

Anyone with information should call the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 586-7827 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900, enter a tip at p3tips.com or use the P3TIPS app on a mobile device.

Crime Stoppers callers may remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $1,000.

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