The Richmond Register

December 28, 2013

Southern Hills e-cigarette shop robbed Saturday morning


Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — Shortly after opening the e-cigarette shop at 10 a.m. Saturday, the owner of TNT Vapors at 950 Spanish Grove Dr. in Southern Hills Plaza was robbed at gunpoint.

According to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock, the robber came into the business, pulled out a handgun and demanded that the owner hand over the contents of the cash register.

The robber is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, about 35 to 40 years of age, with brownish or reddish, scraggly-looking facial hair (as if someone had not shaven for at least 4-5 days). He was wearing a greenish-grayish colored jacket over a hooded sweatshirt with the hood up (unknown color), blue jeans and tennis shoes.

After receiving the cash, the robber ran out of the business, heading on foot toward Villa Drive, the police chief said.