The following is a release from Radford City Police. Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Radford City Police Department’s crime tip line at (540) 731-5040.
On Saturday, March 2, 2013 at approximately 02:05 a.m. the Radford City Police Department responded to a weapons violation at 7 Eleven at 302 Tyler Avenue.
It was reported that a male shoplifted an item and was confronted by a store employee in the adjacent parking lot. The employee recovered the stolen item, and told the male to come back into the store and wait for the police. The male subject pulled up his shirt, showing the handle of a firearm in his waistband. The employee went back into the store without any further incident and the male left. The gun was not pointed at the employee and the employee was not hurt.
The male who displayed the weapon is described as black male 20-25 years of age, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey pants, tennis shoes, and a possibly red hat. The male was accompanied by three other black males described as follows:
Black Male 20-25 years of age, blue jeans, red short-sleeve shirt, long dreads, toboggan with a white ball
Black male 20-28 years of age, black pants, plaid shirt, black toboggan
Black male 20-25 years of age, dark skinned, black hooded sweatshirt, red hat
If anyone has information about this incident please call the Radford City Police Department’s crime tip line at (540) 731-5040.