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Roanoke County gas station armed robbery suspect arrested

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE – A Roanoke man is behind bars after police say he robbed a Roanoke County gas station Wednesday morning.

According to a news release Wednesday afternoon from Roanoke County, local citizens led officers to conduct a traffic stop and arrest 20-year-old Raphael Sierra.

He is charged with robbery and using a gun to commit a felony.


Police are searching for a man after an armed robbery Wednesday morning in Roanoke County.

According to the county, police were called to the Exxon gas station on Challenger Avenue Wednesday at around 9:45 a.m.

Police say the man pulled out a gun before he ran away with an unknown amount of money.

Police set up a perimeter in the area and are using K9s to track him.

Authorities warn everyone in the area to stay cautious.

We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

Donald Wolfe

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