Police investigate armed robbery

Published 6:45 pm Saturday, November 20, 2021

Suffolk Police are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store that happened Friday night, and they are asking for the public’s assistance identifying the suspect.

The robbery happened about 11 p.m. in the 600 block of East Washington Street, according to a city press release. The offender was described as a male wearing a gray sweatshirt, jeans and a beanie who produced a handgun and demanded money.

The offender obtained an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene on foot. There were no reported injuries.

Images of the suspect were captured on surveillance video.

Anyone who can identify the subject, or that can provide information, is asked to 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.