Portsmouth hotel robbed at gunpoint

Posted at 10:54 PM, Apr 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-20 08:23:04-04

Portsmouth, Va. - Portsmouth Police are investigating the armed robbery of a hotel late Sunday night.

Detectives say they got the call about the Riverwalk Inn & Suites in the 300 block of Effingham Street at 10:12 p.m.

A man entered the lobby area, pulled out a gun and demanded money from the clerk, police say.

The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot.

Police say the suspect is described as a black male 5'10" to 5'11" and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

There have been seven other armed robberies in Portsmouth in the past week.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.