Police investigate armed robbery

Published 10:20 pm Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Suffolk Police Department are investigating an armed robbery that took place Wednesday morning at the Murphy USA gas station.

Emergency Communications received a call at approximately 6:47 a.m. that a robbery had just occurred in the 1200 block of North Main Street, according to a city press release.

A black male demanded money from the clerk after approaching the check-out counter with a knife, the release stated. After receiving an undetermined amount of money, the subject left the scene on foot through the Walmart parking lot.

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According to the press release, the subject was described as about 5 feet, 5 inches to 5 feet, 6 inches tall and anywhere from 180 to 200 pounds.

He was described as wearing a dark colored jacket with dark pants, dark shoes and a dark-colored knit hat.

The description is similar to other recent robberies, but police do not know if the cases are related.

“While the descriptions are similar, we cannot say with any certainty that it is the same person,” city spokeswoman Diana Klink said.

There were no injuries during the robbery, and an investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also submit tips through the free P3 Tips mobile app, by going to www.p3tips.com or by visiting the Suffolk Police Department website at www.suffolkva.us/spd and looking for the Suffolk Crime Line link. Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.