CHURCHVILLE, Va. (WHSV)-- UPDATE: 8/9/2014 2:20 p.m.
On August 8, 2014 at approximately 9:40 p.m., the Augusta County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies responded to the Tastee Freez Restaurant, which is located at 27 Scenic Highway in Churchville, Virginia, for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.
The suspect in this incident entered the business as the staff was closing up, and he brandished a semi-automatic pistol in one hand and a large hunting knife in the other hand. The two employees present at the business complied with the robbers demand for cash, and the suspect fled from the business on foot after completing the robbery.
Fortunately, no shots were fired and no Tastee Freez employees were injured in the incident. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5"9" tall and 200lbs. He was dressed in a black jacket, dark colored pants, and a ski mask. The suspect was last seen fleeing north on foot towards Scenic Highway (RT. 42).
It is unknown if he entered a waiting vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this Armed Robbery are requested to contact Sgt. Brian Jenkins with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office at (540) 245-5333 or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.
Just into the newsroom, the Tastee Freez has been robbed.
According to the Augusta County Sheriff's office, a white male, who is five-foot-seven, and approximately 200 pounds, was wearing a black mask and sunglasses when he robbed the ice cream shop a little after 11 p.m. on Aug.8.
He is still on the loose, and armed with a gun and knife.
If you have any information on the suspect's whereabouts, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff's office at (540) 942-5113.
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