UPDATE: 24-year-old Tymon Marquis Smith of Roanoke has been arrested and charged with robbery, petit larceny and wearing a mask to conceal identity. He’s being held in the Roanoke County/Salem jail without bond.
From Salem City Police: On Wednesday, August 12, at approximately 4:12 a.m., officers from the Salem Police Department responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located in the 1700 block of E. Main St. in reference to a reported Armed Robbery. Upon their arrival, they were advised by the store clerk that a masked male had entered the store and demanded money. The man, who according to the clerk did not display a weapon, left the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspect is described as a black male approximately six-feet tall with a slender build. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a gray sweatshirt and black shorts, and he was covering his face with what appeared to be an orange shirt. Anyone having information about the crime or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Salem Police Department at (540)375-3078 or Roanoke Valley Crime Line (540)344-8500.