Penn Laird 7-11 Robbed At Gunpoint

Suspect Left U.S. 33 Store With Undisclosed Amount In Cash

Posted: August 28, 2014

HARRISONBURG — The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office spent all of Wednesday searching for a man authorities say robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store in Penn Laird at gunpoint early that morning.

The suspect entered the business at 6132 Spotswood Trail at 3 a.m., approached the checkout counter and asked the clerk for a carton of Marlboro Reds cigarettes, according to a press release.

The clerk turned to get the cigarettes, and, upon turning back around to the counter, was presented with a note demanding money. 

The suspect then displayed a handgun to the clerk, who provided an undisclosed amount of cash, police say.

The man left the business, possibly in a vehicle described as a dark-colored, two-toned Dodge pickup truck with top marker cab lights and possibly a dog box on the back of the truck bed area.

The suspect is a white male with a tanned-skin complexion, about 5 foot, 10 inches and weighing 180 pounds.

He is in his late 40s or early 50s, wore a camouflage jacket with a hood and camouflage baseball-style hat and blue jeans, and had scruffy, partly graying facial hair. 

It is believed that the suspect initially drove into the parking lot from the westbound side of the store, which means he had been traveling east on U.S. 33, police say.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime Solvers at 574-5050 or the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office at 564-3800.

Contact Preston Knight at 574-6272 or

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