Two wanted for attempted robbery of Gloucester tobacco shop

Posted at 1:15 PM, Feb 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-04 13:15:56-05

Gloucester, Va. – Two men are wanted in the attempted robbery of a local tobacco shop, according to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office.

On February 2, 2014 at 10:08 p.m., the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2000 block of George Washington Memorial Highway in reference to an attempted robbery of High Tyde Trading & Tobacco.

The victim, who works at the store, indicated that two males entered the business and demanded money. One of the suspects implied that he had a weapon, however, officials say there was no weapon produced.

The suspects in this case are described as a white male approximately 5’7 with a heavier build, wearing a ski mask and black or dark clothing, and shoulder length hair. The other suspect is described as a black male with a slender build, approximately 5’10, wearing a ski mask and black or dark clothing.

A struggle ensued between one of the suspects and the clerk, while the other suspect attempted to remove the cash register from the store.

The clerk was able to successfully retain the cash register and no property was said to have been removed by the suspects, officials say.

The suspects ran away towards a nearby 7-Eleven store, and were no longer in the area once law enforcement arrived.

The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in identifying the two suspects in this case. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Peninsula Crime Stoppers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office.