Family Dollar robbed in Portsmouth

Posted at 3:57 PM, Sep 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-19 15:57:07-04

Portsmouth, Va. – Police are investigating a robbery that happened Friday at the Family Dollar store located at 3400 George Washington Hwy.

Police received a 911 call at 2:10 p.m. for a robbery in progress. When officers began arriving at the scene, the two suspects were seen fleeing from the business. They were taken into custody a short distance away, police say.

One employee sustained minor injuries during the incident and was transported to the hospital for treatment. One of the suspects was said to be armed, however, the firearm was never discharged during the incident.

At this time the investigation is still ongoing.

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