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Authorities Investigate Armed Robbery at Fluvanna Store

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The Columbia Corner Market in Fluvanna County was the scene of an armed robbery Wednesday night.

Sheriff Ryant Washington says two men walked in, each carrying a gun, and demanded the cash out of the register. Washington believes they may have fled the scene in an older model, dark-colored, 2-door sedan, possibly driving right through the heart of Columbia.

No one was hurt during the robbery, which is just the most recent one in last several weeks.

"We will certainly be taking a look at this armed robbery as well as that one to see if there is any commonality or similarity between the two to hopefully bring these suspects to justice," Washington said at a press conference Wednesday night.

There is a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.


Fluvanna County Sheriff's Department Press Release

At approximately 6:45 pm on October 9, 2013, Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office responded to an armed robbery call in the town of Columbia at the Columbia Corner Market. Upon arrival deputies confirmed that a robbery took place and the caller was not sure if the suspects were still in the area.

Deputies later were able to determine that the suspects may have possibly left in a vehicle. An undisclosed amount of money was taken and no one was injured. The suspects entered the store and demanded the cash from the cashier in which he complied. Both suspects carried and displayed a black handgun.

The suspects are described as:

  • Suspect #1: A black male wearing a dark grey coat with black leather sleeves with a light grey hood on and a baseball cap underneath. He also was wearing faded denim blue jeans and dark boots or shoes.
  • Suspect #2: A black male wearing a red bandana on his head and around his face. Wearing a black leather vest with a square pattern on rear shoulders. He also was wearing dark pants and tan work boots.


The suspects vehicle is possibly a older model dark colored two door sedan with a blue colored border around the rear license plate.

Anyone with additional information, please contact the Fluvanna Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 434-589-8211 or Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000. Authorities are offering a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

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