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Portsmouth police investigate attempted robbery at pharmacy

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Posted at 10:37 PM, Jan 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-05 06:03:11-05

Portsmouth, Va. – Portsmouth Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery that took place at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy located in the 900 block of Hodges Ferry Road. Dispatchers received the call around 6:00 p.m. this evening.

Investigators report that a male suspect entered the business and approached the register. Once an employee approached, the suspect implied that he had a firearm and demanded money.

The employee told the suspect that they could not give him any money. The suspect left the Rite-Aid pharmacy, without any money or items, and fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as wearing a black zip-up hoodie, a blue bandana over the lower portion of his face and sunglasses over his eyes.

No one was injured during this incident. This case is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.