Armed Robbery in Mount Vernon Police District

Police are investigating an armed robbery at 7700 Richmond Highway that occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8.

A man entered the American Balloon Company, produced a gun and demanded store personnel to move into a storage room in the rear of the business. He then took money and fled. There were no injuries.

The suspect was described as black, around 5 feet 8 inches tall, and in his 20’s or 30’s. He wore a dark shirt and jean shorts.

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