Authorities are investigating a robbery that occurred Sunday night at the Dollar General Store on Chatham Road in Halifax.
According to Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark, the 911 center received a call around 10 p.m. when authorities from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and Halifax Police Department responded to the incident arriving within minutes.
Clark said officers were told that shortly after the store closed, two subjects gained entry into the business by breaking out the front glass door. One of the subjects entered the store armed and demanded cash from the cashier.
The two subjects left on foot in separate directions with an undisclosed amount of cash, he added.
A Halifax County Sheriff’s Office tracking K-9 and a Virginia State Police tracking K-9 responded to the scene and determined the subjects fled on foot to a vehicle parked nearby, leaving the area.
Clark said some of the currency was recovered near the scene, and no one was hurt.
Both subjects were described as black males, and both were wearing masks.
Authorities are working to determine if this incident is related to recent robberies in the Volens area, Clark added.
The Halifax County Crime Line has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and convictions of the subjects responsible for the recent robberies.
Anyone who has information about the robbery or who may have seen any type of suspicious activity is urged to call Investigator Sam Edmonds at 434-476-3339 or the Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445.