Dollar General robbery

A recent rash of robberies continues to plague stores in Halifax County, the latest being a an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night at the Dollar General Store in Volens.

According to Sheriff Fred S. Clark, the 911 center received the call around 10 p.m., when authorities from the sheriff’s office, Virginia State Police and Halifax Police Department responded to the Volens Dollar General Store.

The officers’ investigation revealed shortly after closing two suspects gained entry into the business by breaking out the front glass door. They were both armed and demanded cash from the cashier.  The pair left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

A county sheriff’s office tracking K-9 responded to the scene, and it was determined the subjects fled on foot to a vehicle parked nearby and left the area.  

Clark said a firearm was recovered near the scene, and no one was hurt during the incident.  

Both suspects were armed and described as black males, one approximately 6 foot 2 inches, and the other subject is approximately 5 foot 7 inches tall.  

Meanwhile, police continue to investigate a Wednesday night robbery at the Country Express convenience store located on L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway at Volens across from the Dollar General Store.

Two suspects also gained entry to that store shortly after it closed for the night by breaking out the glass door and demanded cash from a store employee.

Authorities also are investigating a break-in that occurred in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday at Mt. Laurel Grocery on Hunting Creek Road when numerous items were stolen, and equipment in the store was vandalized.

The sheriff said Halifax County Crime Line has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and convictions of the subjects responsible for these recent robberies.

Clark asked if anyone has any information about any of the robberies or who may have seen any type of suspicious activity to call Captain Mike Womack at 434-476-3339 or the Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445.