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2 Richmond Road Businesses Robbed
April 10, 1989
Money was stolen from two Richmond Road businesses Saturday night during robberies that apparently were unrelated, police said. Andrew Barker. The robber was described as a black man about 25 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 160 pounds, wearing a dark baseball cap, a black wind breaker and blue jeans. He escaped in a small beige vehicle. The Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at 1346 Richmond Road was robbed about 9:30. 31. The man handed a grocery bag and note demanding money to a teller, said Investigator Jim Richardson. The man then took back the note and ran away with between $6,000 and $7,000, he said. The man is described as a white male, about 6 feet 1 inch, about 190 pounds, with graying blond hair that was worn in a ponytail. Shortly after midnight, a driver for Porter Cab Co. picked up a fare on 20th Street in Newport News. The cab had reached the 200 block of Pear Avenue in Hampton when the passenger drew a knife and lifted money from the driver’s pocket. Police describe the robber as a black male about 25 years old with a thin build. He has a dark complexion, a mustache and goatee. The 10th annual Lord Botetourt Affair and Auction to benefit scholar athletes at the College of William and Mary will be held Feb. 5. in the Lord Botetourt Gallery of the Swem Library on the campus of the college. at the BB bank on Cromwell Drive. The man fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police spokesman Chris Amos said the man was described as black man in his early 20s, about 120 150 pounds and with a small mustache. He was wearing a black jacket, a black baseball cap and black Timberland boots. Wood of Yorktown, then kicked Wood in the back and ribs and fled with his wallet. The man got away with $65 and credit cards, said police Lt. Bruce Press. Saturday, pulled something resembling a scarf over the lower part of his face, produced a small caliber handgun and demanded money from the register, said York County Sheriff’s Department investigator Kimber Extine. The gunman appeared nervous and may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Extine said.