STAUNTON — A man said he was trying to get off Virginia 262 Thursday afternoon in Staunton when he was robbed, according to the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.
Shortly before 12:30 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the intersection of Old Greenville Road and Va. 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway). The 59-year-old victim said three men in a white Honda pulled up in front of his car as he was leaving Va. 262.
The victim reported that the suspects, all wearing masks, approached his vehicle brandishing firearms and demanded money. The suspects were last seen heading toward the Parkersburg Expressway, the sheriff’s office said.
The victim was not injured.
In a news release, Sheriff Donald Smith urged the public to be on “high alert” and to be aware of their surroundings when at traffic lights or intersections.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at (540) 245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-2017.
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