Reporter: Sally Delta
Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police are looking for help tracking down two men that robbed a convenience store off Fort Avenue Tuesday night.
Wednesday, they released the surveillance video of the robbery at Center City Market # 2. They're hoping someone will recognize these two men.
It was around 8 p.m. that police say two men walked in. One stood guard by the door while the other went to the counter and put a gun to the clerk's head. It's a fairly busy area where Fort and Wards Road intersect.
"There have been wrecks in the middle of the road but that's pretty much all the craziness that goes around here," said Callie Waldo, who works nearby.
It's not an area you'd expect a robbery, especially not so early in the night.
"At 8 o'clock at night there's a lot of traffic and people out, so I would say that may be a little unusual," said Det. Glenn Anderson with LPD.
For that reason, Anderson believes there's a good chance someone may have seen one of the perpetrators.
The first man walks in, dressed in all dark clothing with gun in hand. The other followed in what police want viewers to pay attention to: an electric blue hoodie.
"The same blue that's on the body is a stripe around the outside of the hood which stands out in the video," said Anderson.
The man in bright blue then stood as a lookout while the other put a gun to the clerk's head and walked him to the counter demanding money. The clerk was clearly shaken up.
"Anyone faced with that would have been very upset," said Anderson.
Just before leaving one of the men grabbed something off the counter and ran off. The nightmare is over, but for those that live and work nearby, it's not over until the two men are caught.
"We'll probably be a little more careful making sure that blinds are closed and doors are locked," said Madison Robertson, who lives nearby.
It's kind of creepy, but I hope that nothing will happen again," said Waldo.
The suspects are described as white males, around 5'6", both weighing between 150 and 160 pounds. They're said to be in their late teens to early 20s.
If you have any information call or text Central Virginia Crime stoppers at 888-798-5900.