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Cross-dressing robber hits Danville business

Police are searching for a man dressed as a woman who robbed a Danville business Tuesday.

A 6-foot-tall white male wearing a dark auburn wig, dark women's clothes and makeup walked into the Check Exchange on Hustonville Road at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and brandished a handgun at the clerk, said Sgt. Todd Davis of the Danville police.

"According to the witness, (he) had very nice facial makeup," Davis said.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the store, Davis said.

Danville police are investigating whether the robbery is related to one in November in Richmond, when a man dressed as a woman robbed a Comfort Suites motel, Davis said.

Anyone with information on the robbery may call Danville police at (859) 238-1220.

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