UPDATED April 26 from Lynchburg Police: On April 26, 2017, Damian Cordero Martin, a 29 year old male, resident of Lynchburg was arrested and charged with the following related to the Armed Robbery of the Neighborhood Market on Park Ave. Robbery – 18.2-58, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony – 18.2-53.1, Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon – 18.2-308.2 and Wearing a mask in public – 18.2-422 Martin is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
PREVIOUSLY: On 01-22-2017 at approximately 7:33 p.m. Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the Neighborhood Market located at 1531 Park Avenue (in the City of Lynchburg) for an armed robbery. Upon arrival Officers were advised by the clerk that an unknown male entered the store and brandished a dark handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as approximately 5’6” – 5’10”, medium build, wearing dark clothing and dark heavy jacket with a hood. The suspect was also wearing some type of mask covering the face and gloves.