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Shots fired in Stafford robbery


Stafford authorities are looking for a man who fired multiple shots during a robbery that netted him and an accomplice no more than $20.

The incident took place late Wednesday in Crescent Pointe subdivision in the Stafford Wayside area, Sheriff’s Maj. David Decatur said.

A 23-year-old man told police he was in the back yard of his home in the 100 block of Pilot Knob Loop shortly after 10 p.m. when two men approached.

The shorter man asked for a cigarette. When the victim handed him one, the man pulled out a 9mm handgun and stuck it against the victim’s chest.

He then reached into the victim’s pocket, grabbed between $10 and $20, then ran off with the other man.

The victim told police he wanted to get a tag number, so he ran after the fleeing suspects. The armed man fired several shots, forcing the victim to take cover.

Decatur said the victim continued to pursue the suspects and saw them running on Crescent Boulevard toward a gold, newer model Crown Victoria or Chevrolet Caprice.

The gunman fired several more shots before getting into the car and speeding off with the other man. No one was injured.

Decatur said several witnesses reported hearing up to six shots and deputies found multiple shell casings on the ground.

The gunman was described as a light-skinned black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall wearing a stocking cap, dark pants and a black long-sleeved shirt. Decatur said the man appeared to have a lot of hair stuffed under the cap.

The second man was a darker-complexioned black man about 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall wearing a red ball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 540/658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 540/659-2020.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404