Update: Crime Spree Continues for 'Scream Bandit' $10,000 Reward Offered
On January 26, 2020, an unknown subject entered the Goldy’s Gas Station located in the 3300 block of North Arthur Ashe Boulevard in the City of Richmond, Virginia, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victim clerks and demanded money. At one point the subject pushed one of the clerks before moving behind the counter; and as the clerks complied with the demands, the subject flipped the register over and grabbed additional money underneath. The subject then fled the premises on foot.
This robbery is the latest in a string of armed commercial robberies by a subject investigators have named the “Scream Bandit”. The subject has been described as a black male, approximately 5’7” to 5’10”, 160-180 pounds, and 20 to 30 years of age; wearing all black clothing, black or blue gloves, and a “scream” mask.
To date, robberies attributed to this subject include:
- January 26, 2020—Goldy’s Gas Station, 3300 block of North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia, Weapon displayed
- January 5, 2020—Raceway Gas Station, 5600 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, Richmond, Virginia, Weapon displayed
- January 5, 2020—BP Gas Station, 600 block of East Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, Virginia, Weapon displayed
- February 12, 2019—Speedway Gas Station, 6800 block of Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield County, Virginia, Weapon displayed and discharged, no injuries
- January 24, 2019—Raceway Gas Station, 6300 block of Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia, Weapon displayed
- January 19, 2019—BP Gas Station, 600 block of East Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, Virginia, Weapon displayed
There is a reward of up to $10,000, offered by the FBI, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subject(s) responsible for these robberies.
This person is considered armed and dangerous. Do not attempt to approach this individual if seen or identified, instead immediately call investigators assigned the FBI’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force at 804-261-1044 or provide tips via tips.FBI.gov.
An updated Seeking Information poster has been placed on the FBI’s website and on social media.