Serial armed robber strikes again at Chesapeake 7-Eleven

(Photo: Chesapeake police)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A third Hampton Roads city is now searching for a serial armed robber.

Police believe the man who robbed a Chesapeake 7-Eleven on Tuesday is the same suspect in a series of armed robberies in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Around 11:55 p.m, a suspect armed with gun and wearing a mask entered the store in the 1000 block of Battlefield Boulevard and demanded money from the cashier. The suspect got away with cash, cigarettes and phone chargers. No one was injured.

Police say this suspect is believed to be the same man wanted for five robberies in Norfolk and four robberies in Virginia Beach  — all of which reportedly happened between May 4 and May 12. On May 12, Norfolk police say the man shot an employee at a Super China on Shore Drive. The employee was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and is expected to be OK.

If you know anything about these robberies, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.