Gunmen armed with semi-auto rifle rob Wendy’s

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify suspects who robbed a local fast-food restaurant.

Just prior to 1 a.m. on Monday, July 9, employees of the Wendy’s restaurant, 6824 Hull Street Rd., heard a loud crash and watched as three male suspects entered the restaurant through a shattered front glass window.  One of the suspects, wielding what appeared to be a semi-automatic rifle, charged at the employees, demanded that they lay on the floor and eventually ordered the manager to open the safe.  Once the robbers were given money, they fled through the same broken window.  They were seen getting into a dark-colored sedan parked on Dyer Lane and eventually driving onto Goodes Bridge Road.  

The robber who pointed the gun was described as a light-complexioned black male, approximately 6-feet-tall and in his early 20s.  A second robber was described as a light-complexioned black male, approximately 5-feet 4-inches-tall and in his mid 20s.  The third was described as a dark-complexioned black male, approximately 5-feet 4-inche- tall and in his mid 20s.

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