Western Branch robberies probed

Published 8:26 pm Monday, May 11, 2015

Chesapeake Police are investigating three robberies in the Western Branch area in which the suspect was described as a black man armed with a handgun and wearing all black.

According to police department spokeswoman Kelly O’Sullivan, the first robbery occurred at 11:15 P.M. Sunday at the Wilco in the 3900 block of Portsmouth Boulevard.

Hit next were the Extended Stay in the 3200 block of Western Branch Boulevard, at 1:05 a.m. Monday, and the 7-Eleven in the same block, 90 minutes later.

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“The suspect demanded money and fled on foot,” stated O’Sullivan, referring to all three robberies.

“No injuries were reported. The robberies are currently under investigation.”

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