Roanoke Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the armed robbery of Patel Food Mart on Old LaFayette Highway.
On Monday at 12:33 p.m., two masked black males wearing hoodies held up the convenience store. One had a gun and the other took the clerk's pizza knife, but dropped it on his way out. One of the men was heavier set than the other.
In addition to the store, the suspects robbed an individual customer. A young man was made to get down behind the counter. The robber demanded what was in his pockets. He gave it to him. The customer was also told to hand over his phone, but he had left it in the vehicle.
The suspects left in a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, charcoal gray in color, with thick chrome around the windows and door handles.
If you have any information about the robbery, please call Roanoke Police Department at (334) 863-2121 or the secret witness line at 863-3066.