Vinton Police say they are stepping up patrols in response to three recent armed robberies in or near the town: last Friday at George’s Tobacco store, Sunday at the Vinton Subway and yesterday at the Vinton Pizza Hut. In all three cases, witnesses provide similar descriptions of the suspect and weapon. Vinton Police say the same person may also be responsible for recent holdups in Roanoke City and Botetourt County.
(Continue reading for surveillance photos from the Sunday robbery at the Vinton Subway.)
Vinton Police describe the suspect as a white male, mid 20’s, approximately 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, thin build. The incident in Roanoke County indicates the suspect may possibly have brown hair. Vinton Police ask you to contact Detective Sergeant Testerman at 983-0617, extension 169 if you have any information on this case.