Person wearing clown mask holds up Happy Shopper Friday night

Published 8:23 am Saturday, February 4, 2023

A person wearing a clown mask held up the Happy Shopper in the 400 block of Carolina Road Friday night.

Suffolk Police are investigating the commercial armed robbery that occurred at 9:49 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.

The suspect entered the store wearing a clown mask, produced a handgun and demanded money, police said in a news release. The suspect obtained an unknown amount of money and then fled the scene on foot.  There were no reported injuries.


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The investigation remains ongoing at this time, and police said there is no further information available for release.  

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