Police investigate armed robbery at Happy Shopper on East Washington Street

Published 2:47 pm Thursday, April 14, 2022

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Suffolk police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday morning at the Happy Shopper convenience store in the 600 block of East Washington Street. 

Dispatchers were notified of the robbery at 10:22 a.m.

The preliminary investigation indicated that an armed male forced the clerk to open the cash register and a gaming device before fleeing on foot with an undetermined amount of money. No one was injured.

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The robber is described as nearly 6 foot tall with a large build, wearing sunglasses and a black medical mask.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with 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.