The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating 18-year-old Donte Bruce Hawkins.
Hawkins is currently wanted in the 5-17-18 robbery of Tobacco and More and 5-19-18 robbery in the Walgreens parking lot. Hawkins is charged with two counts of Robbery in violation of VA State Code 18.2-58 and two counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony in violation of VA State Code 18.2-53.1. The investigation is ongoing in each incident.
Donte Hawkins should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Hawkins' whereabouts is asked to call 911, Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, the Danville Police Department at (434) 799-6508, or via our crime tips line on your computer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information given will remain confidential. (See original robbery news releases below.)
At approximately 6:02 pm yesterday afternoon, Danville Police responded to Tobacco and More located on Franklin Turnpike for a report of a robbery.
The victim reported that two males dressed in black and wearing hoodies entered the store. One was carrying what appeared to be a rifle or shotgun. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and property before fleeing the scene. They were observed by a witness getting into a vehicle described as a black Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle was last seen traveling west on Franklin Turnpike.
On 5-19-18 at approx. 1142 AM officers responded to a reported robbery from a person at 401 S. Main St (the parking lot of Walgreens). A 26-year-old female Danville resident reported she was in the parking lot when she was approached by a young black male wearing a black hoodie covering his face. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim and fled on foot Eastbound on Stokes Street. There were no injuries reported.