Sus­pect wounded after rob­bery, chase

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MIDLOTHIAN – An armed rob­bery and ve­hi­cle pur­suit ended Wed­nes­day when the sus­pect was shot by a po­lice of­fi­cer and taken to an area hospi­tal.

The Ch­ester­field County Po­lice De­part­ment said of­fi­cers re­sponded around 2:30 p.m. to the Ar­gent Fed­eral Credit Union branch on Wal­mart Way near the vil­lage of Midlothian for a re­port of a rob­bery. In­ves­ti­ga­tors said the sus­pect had dis­played a firearm and de­manded money, then fled with an undis­closed amount of cash.

The sus­pect was de­scribed as a white male with red hair and a beard, wear­ing a hooded sweat­shirt and a base­ball cap.

Of­fi­cers spot­ted a ve­hi­cle driven by a man match­ing the de­scrip­tion and tried to stop the ve­hi­cle. The ve­hi­cle failed to stop, and of­fi­cers gave pur­suit, which ended in a field in the 9400 block of Midlothian Turn­pike where the sus­pect fled on foot into nearby woods.

Of­fi­cers pur­sued the sus­pect on foot and or­dered him to stop. Po­lice said the sus­pect dis­played a weapon, and one of­fi­cer fired his weapon and hit the sus­pect. Of­fi­cers then se­cured the sus­pect, gave first aid and brought him out of the woods. He was then taken to an un­spec­i­fied area hospi­tal.

The sus­pect’s iden­tity has not been re­leased, and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing. Any­one who has in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

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