Robbery Investigations Continue

One of the suspects who allegedly committed an armed robbery at CVS Pharmacy on Wednesday apparently entered a Kwik Fill store prior to the incident.

Investigators from the Jamestown Police Department released an image from a surveillance camera Thursday that shows the suspect entering the Kwik Fill store – located on Fluvanna Avenue – with the same clothes that he wore during the CVS robbery.

In the photo, the suspect appears to be wearing the same sweatshirt with the words “Tailgate Party” on its front. A face mask is also covering his face, though a different one than the one seen at CVS Pharmacy.

No robbery was committed at the Kwik Fill store.

“The sweatshirt seems to be very unique,” said Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department. “If anybody has seen it or knows anybody who’s seen it, they should let us know.”

On Wednesday, at approximately 2:16 a.m., the aforementioned suspect and another accomplice entered the CVS Pharmacy in Brooklyn Square and robbed the store of medication, cash and cigarettes.

Both suspects are believed to be white males with medium builds. Both wore Carhartt-style pants, hooded sweatshirts and had masks covering their faces. They fled the store and are still at large, police said.

One of the suspects was in possession of a knife.

According to Samuelson, the robbery is strikingly similar to one that occurred at a downtown 7-Eleven early Monday morning.

In that robbery, a white male – wearing tan Carhartt overalls and a light gray hooded sweatshirt – entered and wielded a knife at the lone clerk and customer inside the store, located at Sixth and Main streets.

The suspect was also of medium-build and wearing an orange bandana over his face.

“Based on the orange face mask and the similar method of operation, we believe it is highly likely (that both robberies are related),” Samuelson said.

Anyone with information on the identity of either of these suspects can contact Jamestown Police at 483-7531 or they can leave an anonymous tip at 483-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.