The robbery took place at the Food Lion in the 3800 block of Kecoughtan Road around 8:10 a.m.
Police say that the suspect entered the store and tried to leave without paying for several items.
When the manager confronted the suspect, he put his hand inside of his coat pocket and implied that he had a gun.
The suspect left the store and drove away in an older model white Toyota Celica with the sticker “Celica” on the back window. The car was last seen driving on Kecoughtan Road towards Lasalle Avenue.
Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip via text message to the Crime Line by texting “HAMPTONPDTIPS plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES).
Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line call results in an arrest, the caller is eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00.