Food Lion robbed

Published 10:37 pm Friday, November 10, 2017

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery that took place Friday evening.

The robbery was reported at 6:24 p.m. at the Food Lion in the 1000 block of Portsmouth Boulevard, according to a city press release.

Preliminary investigation found a male suspect entered the business and robbed a cashier at gunpoint. The suspect received an undetermined amount of currency and fled in an unknown direction of travel by unknown means.

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The suspect is described in the press release as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a black jacket and gray hoodie.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also use TipSoft to anonymously submit crime-related tips through the web, a text message or from any Android or iPhone mobile device with the TipSubmit mobile app. Tips can be submitted by visiting or by sending a text to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword SPDVATIP. Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.