Robbery investigated

Published 11:14 pm Thursday, August 27, 2015

Robbery Suspect

Robbery Suspect

Suffolk police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a convenience store early Thursday.

The robbery happened at the Kangaroo in the 800 block of West Washington Street about 4:29 a.m., according to a city press release.

An employee said the robber entered the store, implied he had a weapon and demanded money and cigarettes. After receiving cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of currency, he fled the premises on foot.

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No one was injured, according to the press release.

The robber is described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, with a thin build, goatee, and wearing a yellow shirt, denim jacket and jeans and a black logo ball cap. He was also carrying a backpack.

The same person had also entered the business about 3 a.m. and was wearing a plaid shirt and the same ball cap, according to the press release.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text the keyword SPDVATIP and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.