Two robberies believed to be connected
Published 12:40 am Saturday, November 21, 2020
Suffolk Police are investigating two armed robberies believed to be related that happened Friday evening.
The first one was reported at 9:09 p.m. at the Happy Shopper in the 400 block of Carolina Road, the press release stated. The second one was reported at 9:50 p.m. from the Family Dollar in the 900 block of East Washington Street, about five minutes away.
In both incidents, the offenders — believed to be the same two men — entered the business, fired a weapon, and took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the location, according to a city press release. There were no injuries at either location.
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The subjects were described as black males wearing dark clothing and face masks. 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.