UPDATE: Police Arrest Two in Connection to Brookneal Convenience Store Robbery
UPDATE: 10:15 a.m.
Brookneal, VA -Two arrests have been made in connection with a robbery at a convenience store.
According to Brookneal's Police Chief, Adam Scott King, 30, and Johnny Thompson, 35, were taken into custody Monday night in Halifax County.
Officials worked with the Halifax and Campbell County sheriff's offices and State Police.
Investigators say King was the man caught on tape robbing the Jiffy Food Store Friday night. King is facing three charges: robbery, destruction of property, and wearing a mask while committing a crime.
Police say Thompson was driving the getaway car. He is charged with robbery.
Campbell Co., VA - The Campbell County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man they say made off with thousands of dollars of cash from a Brookneal convenience station.
It happened Friday night at the Jiffy Food Store.
After leaving the store in Brookneal, officials say the car the suspect was driving was located in Halifax County. We are told when Deputies approached the suspect, he took off running.
Surveillance video shows a white car, driven by the suspect, pulling in. He gets out and rummages through the trunk. The suspect then stops to talk to someone in a dark colored sedan and then returns to the trunk before making his move.
Officials say just before closing, someone walked up to this door, took a baseball bat and smashed all the glass out.
"[He] was swinging the bat around and asked the clerks for the money," said Captain Billy Crowe with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.
Two clerks were inside at the time.
"When you're just expecting a quiet night closing, doing your paperwork and the door gets busted, I can only imagine what was going through their mind," said Jared Marks, an employee at Jiffy Food Store in Brookneal.
Marks was not one of the clerks there at the time, but says it is a shame things like this happen.
"Desperate times. Desperate people," said Marks.
According to officials, the suspect was not too clever in hiding his identity. The video shows that the suspect left his stocking cap is up. Officials say he pulled it down before walking in, and once inside, he pulled it back up.
"It appears it didn't have any eye holes it was just a stocking cap so once he made entry, he had to evidently lift it up to get his bearings to see," said Captain Crowe.
No one was injured in the incident. Officials are asking for your help. They believe the suspect had a passenger in his vehicle; they want this person to come forward. They also have a few questions for the person in the dark-colored sedan the suspect spoke with before the crime.
Call the Campbell County Sheriff's Office at 434-592-9580 if you have any information.