Police investigating armed robbery at Cook Out in Lynchburg

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Cook Out on Wards Road.

According to police, officers responded to the business at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

They say the suspect went into the restaurant, showed a firearm and demanded money from a Cook Out employee.

The suspect took cash from the restaurant and fled the scene in a gray sedan headed southbound on Wards Road.

Police say the suspect is described as a tall, slender man.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a large black hoodie, black baggy pants, gray Nike shoes with white soles and a black stripe, and carrying a large black backpack.

The gray sedan may have been a Dodge Stratus or Intrepid.

Police are actively investigating the incident.

If you have any information on the robbery, please call Detective D. Dempsey at (434)455-6161 or calling Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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