Amherst County

Armed Robbery: The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred the afternoon of November 1, 2007 shortly after 4 pm.

At approximately 4:12 pm, two white males entered Red & Dot’s Store on River Road in Amherst County and robbed the clerk. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded cash. The suspects were described as white males in their mid twenties. One was described as being 5’6” tall with a medium build and was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt. He had sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, and a “stubby” beard. The second male was described a being 6’ tall and “lanky”. He was wearing a blue stocking cap and a long grey t-shirt.

The suspects were seen leaving the scene in a small red car.

Burglary: The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a burglary that occurred at the Smoke Stack Store located at 4623 South Amherst Highway , Madison Heights , VA.   On August 31, 2007 at approximately 12:30 a.m. an unknown suspect gained entry to the closed business by breaking out the front door glass. Upon entry, the suspect stole Newport cigarettes.   Surveillance video regarding the offense shows what appears to be a male subject wearing a light colored hoodie style sweatshirt with a dark colored stripe across the front.

Anyone with any information concerning this crime is asked to contact the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office (Captain C.D. Doss at 434-946-9381) or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers (1-888-798-5900).