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Police searching for armed robbery suspect

By Megan Gorey
Published On: Mar 12 2013 05:24:52 PM CDT
Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Police are asking for citizen's help to find an armed robbery suspect.

Police are asking for citizen's help to find an armed robbery suspect.

The Abingdon Police Department said a man robbed the Subway on West Main Street around 8:20 p.m. on Monday.

According to witnesses, the suspect was wearing an orange ski mask and had a gun.

Once inside the store, police said the suspect demanded cash from the clerk. "He had cash in the left hand and a gun in the right. He looked pretty scared," said Richard Macbeth, a witness.

Police said the suspects vehicle appears to be a two-door red sedan, possibly a Hyundai Elantra, with a Virginia license plate containing the letters WUV or WUZ.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J.M. Austin at (276) 628-3111 or email tips to crimereporter@abingdonva.us.