Danville Police Investigating Two Armed Robberies

Danville, VA - Police in Danville are trying to figure out who robbed two convenient stores within 35 minutes Friday Night.

Officers first responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Fas Mart on 565 Piney Forest Road around 10:34 p.m. Investigators say the store clerk reported that a black male entered the store, pointed a handgun at her and demanded money.

After giving the suspect money from the cash register, the suspect allegedly fled the business on foot.

The first suspects is described as approximately 5'3" tall wearing a brown hoodie, black leather jacket, gloves and had a dark bandanna over his face.

A second subject helped out the first suspect during the robbery, police said.

Witnesses say he held the door to the business open and acted as a look-out while the robbery was in progress.

Just 38 minutes later, at 11:10 p.m., officers responded to the Wilco store at 1264 South Boston Road, in reference to another armed robbery.

Employees reported that a light skinned black male wearing a black hoodie and a red bandanna around his face entered the store, pointed a handgun at them and demanded money.

A second suspect described as a dark skinned black male held the door open and acted as a look-out while the robbery was occurring.

After getting the money from the cash register, both suspects fled the scene on foot.

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported at either location.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000, or via our crime tips line on your computer at

Information given will remain confidential.

Citizens who contact Crimestoppers by telephone may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.