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Police investigate robbery, stabbing

Suffolk Police are investigating an armed robbery that ended in a store clerk being stabbed on Sunday evening.

The incident at The Tobacco and Vape Shop in the 1000 block of University Boulevard was reported to police at 8:34 p.m., according to a city press release.

Preliminary investigation found a suspect attempted to leave the store with stolen merchandise and, when confronted by an employee, stabbed the employee and fled on foot.

The victim, a man, was taken to an area hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

The suspect was described as a black male in his early to mid 20s, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, wearing a dark hoodie, blue jeans and a “COVID-style mask,” according to the city press release.

The incident remains under investigation.

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.