Suffolk police seek public’s assistance in locating armed robbery suspect

Posted at 3:15 PM, Jun 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-13 15:15:56-04

Suffolk, Va. — The Suffolk Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an armed robbery suspect related to an incident that occurred earlier this morning in the rural Holland borough.

Emergency Communications received a call at 6:51 AM advising of an armed robbery that occurred in the 8900 block of South Quay Road.

The victim said that he pulled into the service station at that location to change a flat tire.

A short time later, an early 1990’s model Honda Civic 2-door hatchback, white in color, pulled into the parking lot. The victim stated that the passenger got out of the vehicle and approached him.

The subject is described as a black male with a dark complexion, medium build, close-cut hair, approximately 25 years of age, 5’10” to 5’11” and approximately 170 pounds. He was wearing black nylon basketball shorts, a plain green t-shirt and white high-top sneakers.

The offender asked the victim for some money, and as the victim reached into his pocket the offender produced a handgun and demanded all of the victim’s money. The offender then got back into the vehicle and fled across Route 58 northbound and down Holy Neck Road.

The second suspect, the driver of the vehicle, never exited the vehicle. He is described as a black male wearing a bluish-gray flat brimmed ball cap and a red or orange shirt.

The vehicle was further described as being completely white with either the trim painted white or removed. It also had loud aftermarket exhaust and stock rims and tires. There was no front license plate, and the victim was unable to distinguish the rear plate.

The victim was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up. If information leads to an arrest, the caller could qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.