Portsmouth detectives investigating convenience store robbery

Posted at 9:55 AM, Sep 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-28 10:12:16-04

Portsmouth, Va – Detectives need your help investigating the robbery of a JT’s Mini Mart on 3303 Turnpike Road.

Police received a call about the robbery at around 12:20 p.m. on September 26.

Detectives say that the suspect came into the store, showed the clerk a handgun, and demanded money.

After employees gave the man the money, he got into a gold car and drove away from the scene.

The suspect is described as a thin, black male around 5’6″ tall.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, and a red shirt.

He was armed with a handgun and his face was covered by a black mask.

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.