Woman robbed at knife point at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Posted at 11:35 AM, Aug 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-12 18:24:10-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman at knife point over the weekend while she was heading home from work.

On Sunday, August 11 at 8:45 p.m., a woman was walking to her vehicle in the 300 block of 24th ½ Street. She had just finished working at the 24th Street stage, where she sells merchandise. Police say she was approached by a man as he rode up on his bicycle behind her. The suspect grabbed the victim and put a knife to her neck. He then demanded money, as she struggled to get away from his grasp.

As the victim struggled, the knife slipped and cut her cheek. The suspect grabbed the victim a second time at which point, the victim surrendered her money. The suspect then rode off north on Arctic Avenue with an undisclosed amount of money, police say. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for the laceration.

Police searched the area, but were unable to find any witnesses or anyone who may have seen the suspect before or after the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’6-5’7, 200 pounds, and was wearing a black T-shirt, tan colored pants, with a black beanie pulled over his face. He was riding a black mountain bicycle.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area of 24th Street Sunday evening, who may have seen the described suspect on a bicycle, to please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip by texting “VBTIP” and the information to CRIMES (274637).

Callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward if their information leads to an arrest.

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