Suffolk Police investigate commercial armed robbery

Published 5:38 pm Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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According to a news release from the Suffolk Police Department, a commercial armed robbery occurred at a convenience store located in the 600 block of East Washington Street on Oct. 17.

“Upon preliminary investigation, two suspects entered the store,” the release said. “One of them produced a firearm and demanded cash, while the other collected money from the register. Both suspects then ran from the store in the direction of Oak Street. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing the suspects enter a vehicle and rapidly flee the area.”

The identities of the suspects remain unknown, and a description of the vehicle they used to escape is under investigation. The Suffolk Police are actively working on the case, reviewing available surveillance footage, and gathering evidence that could lead to the identification and subsequent arrest of the individuals responsible.

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The investigation into this incident remains ongoing, and no additional details are available for release at this time. The Suffolk Police Department urges members of the community who might have information related to this robbery to come forward and assist in the investigation. To provide any tips or pertinent information, please contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.

Online submissions can be made at or by visiting the Suffolk Police Department website at and clicking on the Suffolk Crime Line link. Information can also be shared on the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at For those preferring to call, please dial 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. Upon submitting a tip, individuals will be provided with a TIP ID and password, enabling them to log in at, share follow-up details, engage in secure two-way communication, receive updates about the tip, and access relevant reward information.