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Man arrested for stabbing pregnant woman

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Posted at 8:11 AM, Apr 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-10 16:36:14-04

Police say a Norfolk man has been arrested for stabbing a pregnant woman at a convenience store yesterday.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday evening at the 7-Eleven store located in the 9600 block of Shore Drive and East Ocean View Avenue. Police say the man stabbed the woman while robbing the store.

Norfolk police have arrested 48-year-old Lewis Madison Belcher, of the 1000 block of West Ocean View Avenue.

Belcher has been charged with one count of Robbery and one count of Felonious Assault. He is currently in jail, with no bond.

The pregnant woman remains in stable condition at Norfolk Sentara General Hospital, officials say.

According to police, the incident began Monday evening when the woman went to leave the 7-Eleven store on Shore Drive, and was approached by the suspect in the parking area. The suspect demanded a deposit bag that the woman was holding, and he stabbed her. He then stole the deposit bag and ran off in an unknown direction.

Officers searched the area and were able to apprehend Belcher without incident.