Authorities seeking information in Thursday incident

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in connection with an alleged robbery.

According to a release, the incident occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday, September 17 at the Meadow Green Market, located at 9531 Virginia Ave., Bassett.

An unknown man allegedly entered the store and appeared as though he wanted make a purchase.  When the man approached the counter, he allegedly pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money. 

The clerk gave the man an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency from the register drawer, and the man allegedly fled the store on foot, running towards Virginia Avenue.

The man was wearing a black pull-over hoodie, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, a blue face mask, dark colored gloves and a curly red hair wig.  He is described as a white man, between 5-feet, 9-inches and 5-feet, 1-inches tall and weighing between 150 to 180 pounds.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the individual involved in this robbery.  Anyone having information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this individual is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). 

The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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