Police investigate armed robbery

Published 12:48 pm Friday, August 6, 2021

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Suffolk Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened early Friday.

The robbery occurred in the 1100 block of Portsmouth Boulevard, outside in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store at that location. Emergency Communications was notified of the incident at 1:23 a.m.

The preliminary investigation has determined that two subjects armed with handguns approached two juvenile occupants in a vehicle and demanded their property. The suspects fled in a vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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Police released a surveillance photo of one of the suspects. No additional information is available, they stated.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.  To submit online, go to www.p3tips.com, visit the Suffolk Police Department website (www.suffolkva.us/spd) and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at www.facebook.com/suffolkpolicedepartment. You can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. Once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.