Police investigate robbery

Published 1:58 pm Saturday, April 20, 2019

For the second time in a week, Suffolk Police are investigating a robbery at the same convenience store.

Police were called to the 7-Eleven at 6496 Hampton Roads Parkway for a robbery at 1:01 a.m. Saturday, according to city spokesman Andy Franklin.

A black male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt entered through the front door, displayed a handgun and demanded cash, Franklin said. He fled on foot in the direction of College Drive after receiving an undetermined amount of cash.

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Three employees were in the store at the time, but none of them was injured.

Police also investigated a robbery at the same 7-Eleven on Monday evening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also submit tips 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.