SERIAL HOBBS ACT ROBBERIES
March 5, 2021
FBI Richmond’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force has joined the Henrico County Police Division and the City of Richmond Police Department in the investigation of a series of Hobbs Act robberies that occurred on March 5, 2021, in Richmond, Virginia.
The 7-Eleven located in the 10000 block of Staples Mill Road, the Valero located in the 4400 block of Broad Street, and the Wawa located in the 2400 block of Staples Mill Road are believed to have been robbed by the same individual.
Authorities are searching for an average-build Asian male suspect, further described as 5’2” to 5’6” and 150 to 160 pounds. The suspect appeared to look dirty, wearing a face mask, dark sunglasses, a black hooded jacket, a black hat, black socks, and black sandals with white soles. The suspect also wore a patterned blanket around his waist and a large yellow patterned scarf to cover his face and shoulders.
It is believed the suspect was seen departing one of the robberies in a black Mercedes ML 350.
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Field Office: Richmond