Penney’s at Mall robbed Wednesday

Published 4:42 pm Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chesapeake police are looking for a man who robbed a J.C. Penney Store at Chesapeake Square Mall on Portsmouth Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said an armed man entered the department store, approached a sales clerk and demanded money at about 1 p.m.

The clerk gave the man cash, and the subject fled outside. He was last seen leaving the mall area, possibly on a bicycle headed toward Portsmouth Boulevard.

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The suspect was described as a black man, 18-25 years old, about 5’11” with a thin build, and wearing a red polo shirt and baggy blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up. Crime Line callers do 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.