Suspects sought in 3 robberies

Published 10:19 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Suffolk police are looking for leads in three recent convenience-store robberies in the southwestern part of the city.

All three incidents occurred along the Route 58 and Route 189 corridors.

The first incident, April 30, took place at about 11:30p.m. at the Pure Gas Station, located in the 8900 block of S. Quay Road. A man wearing a mask and gloves entered the business, brandished a firearm and demanded money from the two employees who were working inside, according to a city report. The subject took the money and fled.

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He is described as a white man, between 5’3” and 5’7”, 150-165 pounds, with green eyes. He was wearing jeans and a gray T-shirt with a red stripe.

A man matching the same general description robbed the Pure Gas Station in the 5700 block of Holland Road at about 8:45 p.m. May 2. Entering the store in a mask and gloves, he brandished a shotgun, demanded money and then fled on foot, Suffolk spokesperson Debbie George said in a press release.

At about 7 p.m. Tuesday, a white man entered the Suffolk Mart, located in the 6200 block of Holland road, implied that he had a weapon and demanded money from employees, according to George. He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a burgundy minivan.

The suspect is described as 30-40 years old, 5’5” to 5’6”, between 190 and 200 pounds, with a very round face with stubble and very close-cut hair.

Anyone with information about the robberies should contact Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up. Crime Line callers to not have to give their names or appear in court. If a caller’s information leads to an arrest, the caller can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.