FBI Richmond
Media Coordinator/COS Dennette Rybiski
(804) 261-1044
November 6, 2014

FBI Richmond and Investigative Partners Pursue Serial Robber

Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Lee of the Richmond Division of the FBI; Chief Douglas A. Middleton, Henrico County Police Division; Colonel David R. Hines, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office; Chief David W. Nye, Fredericksburg Police Department; Chief Dave Sloggie, City of Williamsburg Police Department; Chief Doug Scott, Arlington County Police Department; Chief Stephan M. Hudson, Prince William County Police Department; and Chief Terry l. Sult, Hampton Police Department, announce combined efforts of law enforcement to identify and locate a suspect responsible for multiple robberies spanning multiple jurisdictions. Investigators believe robberies occurring in the counties of Henrico, Hanover, Arlington, and Prince William and the cities of Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, and Hampton are the work of the same individual whose criminal activities are outlined below.

On July 15, 2014, a black male subject entered the CVS located on Woodman Road in Henrico County, Virginia, approached the pharmacy counter with a white cloth over his face, and revealed a black handgun tucked in his waistband to the attending pharmacist. The subject demanded oxycodone pills and cash from the register before fleeing the store. The subject was described as 5’10” to 6’0” tall, 180 to 200 pounds, average build, light complexion, black beard, and wearing a yellow jacket and baseball hat.

On July 26, 2014, a black male subject entered the CVS located on Charter Gate Drive in Mechanicsville, Virginia, approached the pharmacy counter, and motioned for the pharmacist. The subject, holding a white cloth over his face, displayed to the pharmacist a handgun in his waistband and demanded all the oxycodone pills. In a moment of hesitation, the subject entered the work area behind the counter and systematically gathered oxycodone and Percocet pills himself before exiting the building. The subject was described as 20-35 years of age, 5’6” to 5’8” tall, 150 to 175 pounds, wearing a gray and blue shirt, blue pants, dark tennis shoes, and a white ball cap with red lettering.

On August 13, 2014, a black male subject with a white cloth over his face entered the CVS located on Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg, Virginia, approached the victim pharmacist, and demanded the store’s supply of oxycodone while implying he had a weapon in his waistband. Again, in a moment of hesitation, the subject forced his way behind the counter into the work area and acquired the pills. The subject also attempted to acquire Percocet and Xanax without success but did grab cough syrup on his way out. The subject was described as approximately 25 years of age and wearing a black short sleeved T-shirt, khaki/tan knee-length shorts, black high-top sneakers, and a black baseball hat with the letter “B” on it and a large sticker on the brim.

On September 16, 2014, a black male subject holding a white cloth over his face entered the CVS located on Richmond Road in Williamsburg, Virginia, displayed a handgun in his waistband, and demanded the store’s supply of oxycodone from the pharmacist. Once the subject received the pills, he exited the store. The subject was wearing a red shirt and a red and white hat.

On October 10, 2014, a black male subject entered the Rite Aid on South Joyce Street in Arlington, Virginia, approached the pharmacist, and asked where the oxycodone pills were kept as he displayed a black handgun in his waistband. The subject was unsuccessful in his attempt to obtain pills and exited the store. The subject, covering his face with a white cloth, was described as 5’8” tall, 160 pounds, wearing a black long-sleeved sweater with a small product logo on the rear neck area, dark blue jeans, dark sneakers with white trim and red laces, and a white and orange baseball hat.

Also on October 10, 2014, a black male subject with a white cloth over his face entered the CVS on Touchstone Circle in Woodbridge, Virginia and demanded oxycodone pills from the pharmacist while exposing a black handgun in his waistband. The subject repositioned himself behind the counter and verbally threatened the pharmacist until he was presented with the pills and oxycodone in liquid form. The subject was described as 20 to 30 years of age, 5’10” tall, 170 pounds, and wearing a black sweater and a white and red hat.

October 26, 2014, a black male subject holding a white cloth over his face entered the CVS on West Mercury Boulevard in Hampton, Virginia and demanded oxycodone pills in specific doses from the pharmacist while displaying a handgun in his pocket. Once the pills were turned over, the subject exited the store. The subject was described as light-skinned, 5’7” to 6’0” tall, 150 to 165 pounds, wearing black pants, a gray short-sleeved shirt with a patch on the left sleeve, and a white baseball hat.

In several of these robberies, the subject was observed leaving the premises in a light-colored, possibly white or silver, Dodge Nitro SUV.

Investigators from the FBI, the Henrico County Police Division, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, the Fredericksburg Police Department, the City of Williamsburg Police Department, the Arlington County Police Department, the Prince William County Police Department, and the Hampton Police Department encourage the public to contact authorities with tips that may lead to the identification and/or location of this suspect. Please contact our office at (804) 261-1044 or Richmond@ic.FBI.gov with information that may assist authorities in solving these cases.