Martinsville Police officers responded to a report of a robbery at Sparky’s Food Store, 604 Starling Avenue, around 9:30 p.m. on February 20.
According to the store owner, a black male, dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and wearing a red bandana over his face, entered the store, produced a handgun, and demanded money.
After a brief struggle with the owner, the man allegedly grabbed the cash register and fled from the store. The man left in a dark colored vehicle.
No one was hurt during the incident.
Investigators and officers processed the scene for evidence, and also are asking anyone with any information related to the incident to please contact Lt. Sandy Hines at (276) 403-5328, the Martinsville Police Department at (276) 403-5300, or Crime Stoppers at 276-63-CRIME (276-632-7463). Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tip line. Callers with information leading to an arrest and conviction could be eligible for up to a $2,500 reward.