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Police: Lynchburg man charged with robbing Family Dollar last week

Keith Anthony Sparrow, 38, was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (BRRJ)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department said a man has been arrested in connection to a robbery at the Family Dollar downtown Thursday, August 9.

Police say the suspect was wearing a gray shirt and dark pants when entered the business and shopped around for a while before approaching the front counter where a cashier was standing.

The man was now wearing a white V-neck t-shirt and dark pants, possibly jeans.

With his hands concealed, police say the suspect instructed the cashier to give him money from the register.

The man then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash toward the roundabout at 5th Street.

After an investigation, police said the suspect was located.

Keith Anthony Sparrow, 38, was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

He was arrested Wednesday, August 15 without incident and taken to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

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