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Two wanted for gas station robbery in Portsmouth

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Jan 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-22 16:43:34-05

Portsmouth, Va. - Police are searching for two suspects wanted for a gas station robbery.

Portsmouth Police Communications received the 911 call just after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015, requesting officers to respond to the Wilco/Hess Gas Station located in the 3300 block of Victory Boulevard.

According to detectives, two male suspects entered the business and approached the two female employees, who were at the register. One of the suspects displayed a handgun. Both suspects demanded money from the employees, police say. The employees complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspects ran away from the business "in an unknown direction of travel", according to police.

No one was injured during the incident.

The suspects are described as two black males last seen wearing black hoodies and masks, police say.

Anyone with information about this incident 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.