Robber comes up empty at West Washington convenience store

Published 10:19 am Sunday, April 10, 2022

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A man tried but failed to take the cash register from a West Washington Street convenience store during an attempted robbery Sunday morning, Suffolk police said.

Officers responded to the 7-Eleven at 819 W. Washington St. at 4:22 a.m. and learned that a man entered the store and implied he had a firearm. The man then attempted to take the cash register and made threats of physical harm to the clerk. 

“The suspect was unsuccessful in his attempt and left the store on foot,” police said in a news release. 

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The man is described as 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 tall and 130 to 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket and a hooded sweatshirt with a black bandanna, khaki pants and white sneakers. 

No one was injured.

Anyone with information about the incident should go to, visit the Suffolk Police Department website ( and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at You can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. 

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