Police investigate robbery, assault

Published 9:26 pm Monday, November 23, 2020

Suffolk Police are investigating a robbery and aggravated assault that was reported Sunday evening.

Emergency Communications was contacted at 6:30 p.m. after an adult male reported that he was robbed and stabbed by an unknown subject while walking in the 2300 block of Pruden Boulevard.

Preliminary investigation found the victim was approached by a subject who displayed a handgun and demanded his personal items. The victim provided his personal items, which included money and a knife. The offender then stabbed the victim with the knife and fled in an unknown direction.


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The victim was able to walk to a nearby business, where police were contacted. He received emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel and was taken by ground ambulance to a local hospital for further treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

The subject was further described as possibly a male, of unknown race or age, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches to 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing and a COVID-style mask. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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.