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Police: Suspect stole lighters after he couldn't get inside cash register

Police said the suspect walked into the store, showed a knife, and demanded money (Photo: Roanoke Police Dept.)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke Police said its officers were called to the Stop-In on Plantation Road, NE around 3 a.m. Monday to investigate a report of a robbery.

Police said the suspect walked into the store, showed a knife, and demanded money.

After an unsuccessful attempt to get into the cash register, the suspect took a stack of cigarette lighters and ran out of the store, police said.

No one was hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500.

Anonymous text messages can be sent to 274637; start text messages with the keyword "RoanokePD."

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