Police investigate armed robbery

Published 10:11 pm Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Suffolk Police are investigating a commercial armed robbery that happened early Sunday morning.

The robbery was reported at 6:26 a.m. at the Murphy Oil Gas Station in the 1200 block of North Main Street, according to a city press release.

A subject entered the outside shopping area and displayed a handgun to the clerk inside the kiosk, demanding money and cigarettes, the press release stated. The subject fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise. No injuries were reported.

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Surveillance video captured the subject, described as a light-skinned black male wearing a green jacket, blue hoodie, black jeans, black shoes, with his face covered with a scarf or mask. The subject appeared to have a scar on the outside of his right wrist.

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.