October 2016

October 3, 2016


Roanoke, Va: On October 3, 2016 at 2:02 a.m. Roanoke Police responded to the 200 block of Market Street SW, Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint, to investigate a report of a robbery.

Upon arrival officers found three people on scene, two of them were Jack Brown employees, the other was a friend of one of the employees.  Officers arrived within one minute and both suspects were gone by the time officers got there.  One of the victims said that while they were taking out the trash, the victim was approached by the two suspects wearing ski masks.  One of them was armed with a handgun.  The victim said he told the suspects the back door to the business was locked so they could not get in.  The armed suspect fired a shot at the back door handle to try and force it open but it remained locked.  The other victim came to the back door and, fearing for their safety and the other employee, let the suspects into the building.   Once inside, the suspects took the business's safe and ran out the back door.  No one was hurt during the robbery.  

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500.  Callers can choose to remain anonymous.  Anonymous text messages can also be sent to the number 274637 [crimes].  Please start any text message with the keyword "RoanokePD:" to ensure that it's properly sent.