Man takes cell phones in Portsmouth nTelos store robbery

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jun 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-25 16:19:58-04

Portsmouth, Va. – A man is wanted for taking cell phones from a Portsmouth nTelos store during a robbery this morning, police tell NewsChannel 3.

At 10:08 a.m., Portsmouth Police Communications received a 911 call reporting a robbery at the nTelos Wireless store at 3405 Tyre Neck Road.

Police say a man entered the store with a gun, tied up an employee with tape and forced the worker into a storage room. The victim managed to escape and call 911 after the man left the store with numerous cell phones.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a black man, 5’6 – 5’8 tall, wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information on the incident, or the identity of the suspect, is asked to call the CRIME LINE at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You may also text Portsmouth plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or go to, click on the CRIMELINE link and enter your tip. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.