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Strong arm robbery of elderly man under investigation in Virginia Beach

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 11:48:06-05

Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach Police are looking for a man who reportedly robbed an elderly man in the 4900 block of Baxter Road on Wednesday morning.

The 72-year-old victim was walking near the BP gas station when a white male suspect jumped from the bushes, grabbed the victim and demanded money.

The man took the victim’s wallet and ran off down Afton Court.

The suspect is described as white male, 25-35-years-old, approximately 5’ 8” tall, approximately 185 pounds.  The suspect had red hair, a thin red mustache, blues eyes, he was wearing a blue parka style jacket with a fur lined hood, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.