VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach Police need help finding a serial robber targeting convenience stores in the city.
“Put everything in there, I just want all the cash. Hurry up!” the robber shouts at a clerk during one of the robberies. In the surveillance video released by police, the suspect is dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses with the hood pulled tight around his head.
He enters the store after placing an umbrella outside and pauses just inside the door, reaching into his pocket for something. He then approaches the counter and tells the clerk to “put all the money in there now.”
The entire robbery lasts about a minute, with the robbery constantly shouting at the clerk to hurry up and telling the victim they are too slow.
MPO Tonya Borman with the Virginia Beach Police Department said there have been four robberies committed by possibly the same suspect:
- Feb. 11 at 7-Eleven, 6673 Indian River Road
- March 19 at Wilco-Hess, 6048 Indian River Road
- March 25 at 7-Eleven, 201 Witchduck Road
- April 25 at Mobile, 841 South Military Highway
Additionally, Kelly O’Sullivan with the Chesapeake Police Department told WAVY.com the suspect matches the description of someone who robbed the BP located at 945 North Battlefield Boulevard April 24.
The suspect is described as either a white male or a black male with a light complexion in his 30s to 40s and standing 5’5” to 5’10”. He is thought to be 150 to 190 pounds and wore similar clothing during each robbery, including the dark hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and brown boots with either a white cloth or sunglasses on his face. He was wearing black shoes with red laces in one robbery.
Police say he may be driving a black Lincoln Navigator with front end damage.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Surveillance video below contains audio, so someone may recognize his voice.