Robbery ends in shooting
Published 10:30 pm Thursday, February 3, 2022
Robbers and convenience store clerks exchanged fire during an armed robbery on Thursday evening.
Police are investigating the incident that happened about 8:40 p.m. at the EZ Food Mart and Deli in the 1200 block of White Marsh Road, according to a press release from the Suffolk Police Department.
Two suspects entered the store displaying firearms, according to the press release. They demanded money and discharged one round into the ceiling. The suspect retrieved the cash register drawer from the clerk, when a second employee exited the back room with a firearm and engaged the suspects. The suspects and clerk exchanged gunfire, but no injuries were reported.
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The first suspect was described as a heavy-set Black male wearing a gray sweatshirt and black shorts.
The second suspect was described as a slim Black male wearing a black sweatshirt and blue pants.
The suspects left the scene in a vehicle that was described as a four-door sedan.
The investigation remains ongoing at this time, and there is no further information available for release. 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.