Men covered in paint target 2 Family Dollar stores on same day

(Photo courtesy: Hampton police)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities are searching for two men accused of targeting two Family Dollar stores in one day.

Hampton police say, on March 10 around 5:51 p.m., the two men entered the Family Dollar, located in the 2300 block of Kecoughtan Road, displayed a gun and demanded money before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Just minutes later, around 6:17 p.m., an attempted robbery was reported at the Family Dollar located in the 2000 block of Nickerson Boulevard. Police say in this incident, one of the suspects also displayed a gun and demanded money, but the suspect left empty-handed.

The first suspect is described as a black male, with light complexion, a light beard, between the ages of 25 to 30, 6’0-6’2 tall and weighs around 185 to 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black short sleeve shirt with a long sleeve white shirt underneath, a surgical type mask around his neck, dark-colored baseball hat with paint on it and black sunglasses. Police say his clothing, hands and face were covered in paint.

The second suspect is described as a black male, medium complexion, between the ages of 25-35 and 5’9-5’11 tall. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black sweatshirt, a black knit hat and black sunglasses. He also had paint on his face.

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