UPDATE: Albemarle police investigating armed robbery

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The Albemarle County Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in an early Wednesday morning armed robbery at a gas station.

According to police, the incident occurred at the BP station at Route 29 and Airport Road around 4 a.m.

The suspect is vaguely described as a heavyset black man between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-5.

The suspect entered the store brandishing a weapon and demanded money from the cashier.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Holmes at (434) 872-4547.


The Albemarle County Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the BP Gas Station at the intersection of Route 29 and Airport Road.

Police say the incident happened around 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

Investigators say a man walked in to the gas station, pulled a gun, demanded money and then ran away.

No one was hurt.

Police say it is too early in the investigation to say whether the Kangaroo Gas Station robbery from last month and the BP Gas Station robbery are connected.

"At this point, it's very early in this investigation from the Kangaroo Station a couple of weeks ago, those are still ongoing. At this point, we can't say whether this person is connected or not," said Albemarle County Police Department First Sergeant Sean Hackney.

If you have any information, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at (434) 977-4000.

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