Detectives investigate business robbery, assault

WAVY/Larry Carney
WAVY/Larry Carney

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth police responded to the scene of robbery Friday afternoon.

The robbery happened around 2:45 p.m. in the 5000 block of George Washington Highway at the Broadway Music store, according to Detective Misty Holley with the Portsmouth Police Department.

Detectives and the department’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating the crime. They say two armed suspects entered the business, demanded money, assaulted an employee, then fled on foot.

One suspect is described as a black man with a beard, wearing all dark clothing. The other suspect is described as a black man wearing a white shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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