March 1, 2019

Reward—FBI Richmond Investigates Commercial Robberies

Investigators assigned to the FBI’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force seek information regarding an unknown male subject, nicknamed the “Scream Bandit”, who is responsible for several armed commercial robberies in multiple jurisdictions. FBI Richmond is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subject(s) responsible for a series of robberies that occurred in Henrico County, the City of Richmond, and North Chesterfield County, Virginia, in January and February of 2019. Investigators believe the same subject is responsible for these robberies:

  • BP Gas Station located on East Laburnum Avenue in Henrico County, Virginia, on January 19, 2019;
  • Raceway Gas Station located on Midlothian Turnpike in the City of Richmond, Virginia, on January 24, 2019;
  • Speedway Gas Station located on Hull Street Road in North Chesterfield County, Virginia, on February 12, 2019.

In each of these robberies the subject entered the business armed with a semi-automatic handgun, handed the victim clerk a bag, and demanded money. Upon departing the Speedway Gas Station after his robbery attempt, the subject fired a shot at the victim clerk. The clerk was not injured.

The subject is described as a black male, approximately 5’7”, 160 to 180 pounds, and 20 to 30 years of age. In all of the robberies, the subject wore a black sweatshirt, dark pants, blue latex-style gloves, and a “scream” mask. A Seeking Information poster has been added to the FBI’s webpage. By accessing the link, additional photos of each robbery and a short video clip of the BP Gas Station robbery on January 19, 2019, may be seen. Please contact the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or via TIPS.FBI.GOV with information that may lead to the identification of this individual.

"Scream Bandit" photo 1

BP Gas Station

"Scream Bandit" photo 2

Raceway Gas Station

"Scream Bandit" photo 3

Speedway Gas Station