According to Sheriff Todd E. Godwin, on Saturday, April 06, 2019 at approximately 8:53 PM, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store in Painter, Virginia. Upon deputies’ arrival at the scene, it was determined that an armed male subject, approximately 5’6” – 5’10”, with a slim to medium build entered the store and demanded the clerk to open the register. The suspect fired several shots inside the store before fleeing the scene on foot in an unknown direction of travel. No one was injured during this incident.

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