Man shot trying to stop robbery
By Staff Reports
Apr 15, 2013, 14:02
A man was shot in the head in a gunfight with robbers at a 7-Eleven in Colonial Heights on Sunday night.
Colonial Heights police Sgt. Rob Ruxer said two robbers entered the store in the 3200 block of the Boulevard in the northern end of the city around 10:40 p.m. One was armed with a handgun and they demanded money from the two employees in the store.
During the robbery, a citizen entered the store and pulled out his own gun and exchanged gunfire with the robbers, Ruxer said.
The citizen was shot in the head and the two robbers fled south on foot.
The citizen was taken to Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center in Richmond and was listed in stable condition.
The robbers were described as black males wearing hooded sweatshirts and one had a covering over his face.
The robbery was one of several in the area over the weekend.
Chesterfield police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the 7-Eleven store in the 100 block of East Hundred Road, east of Chester, at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday.
Police report that a robber armed with a handgun entered the business, assaulted the clerk, and robbed the business of an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled the store north on foot in the direction of Meadowville Road.
Police say the victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Police are also investigating a robbery that occurred at a residence in the 4000 block of Chippendale Drive in northern Chesterfield at about 5 a.m. on Saturday.
Police report that four robbers entered the victims’ residence and stole an undisclosed amount of property from three victims. During the robbery, the suspects displayed handguns and assaulted the victims.
Police are seeking two men and two women, all in their 20s in relation to this robbery.
Police say all three victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or text the code “WATSON” and send to 274637 (CRIMES).