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Cross-dressing man robs Danville store

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The suspect that police say robbed the Check Exchange in Danville at gunpoint is very similar to the suspect from a hotel robbery in Richmond last month, and video taken from a Berea hotel the day before. He is described as a white man wearing a woman's wig and makeup. Danville police are working with police in Richmond to see if their suspects match up.

Tuesday's robbery happened around 12:30 p.m. when a man in drag entered the building holding a gun. He demanded money from the cashier and the clerk gave it to him. Once he had that cash in hand police say he came out the front door and ran around the side of the building. That's where they began their search with dogs.

So far the suspect hasn't been found. They did get surveillance video from today's robbery but they aren't sure how useful it will be.


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