UPDATE: Roanoke County police have arrested Heather Hartberger, 41, of Vinton, VA and charged her with Grand Larceny and File False Police Report. These charges stem from an Armed Robbery complaint made by Hartberger on the morning of 11/02/2016, claiming to have been robbed at gun point. During the course of detective interviews with Hartberger, she confessed to stealing the money herself and fabricating her original complaint. Hartberger is being held at the Roanoke County/ Salem Jail.
From Roanoke County Police: November 2, 2016 – Roanoke County Police responded just before 7:00 a.m. Wednesday to a reported robbery in the 6400 block of Williamson Road. An employee arriving to work entered the business and an armed male subject entered the same door shortly thereafter. The subject took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and fled. The employee was not injured. Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call 9-1-1.