Police seek man in assault

Published 5:01 pm Thursday, July 12, 2018

Police are seeking the public’s assistance locating a subject wanted in connection with an aggravated robbery and assault that happened Wednesday night.


Emergency Communications received a call at 5:45 p.m. from the Easy Mart in the 1300 block of East Washington Street, according to a city press release. An adult male victim reported he had been robbed at knifepoint and injured. The victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, the release stated.

Following a preliminary investigation, the Suffolk Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating Byron Franklin Ambrose Jr., 30, of Suffolk. He is described as a dark-skinned black male, 6 feet, 6 inches tall, about 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

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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.