Armed man robs Portsmouth convenience store

7-11 armed robbery suspect Courtesy: Portsmouth Police Department

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Police are investigating an armed robbery of a 7-Eleven that occurred early Friday morning in the 5000 block of Portsmouth Blvd.

According to a press release from Detective Misty Holley with the Portsmouth Police Department, emergency communications received a call for assistance at 12:44 a.m.

Police say the suspect entered the business, armed with a handgun and demanded money from the employee. The employee complied and was not injured in the incident.

The man fled on foot from the location. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black jeans and black sneakers. The lower part of his face was covered and he carried a black handgun.

The investigation into the robbery continues and Portsmouth Police said they will release more information when it becomes available.

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

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