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Chesapeake Police looking for suspect in string of robberies

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 17:22:39-05

Chesapeake, Va. – Police need your help catching a suspect believed to be involved in three robberies on Western Branch Boulevard.

All of the robberies happened on Christmas Day.

The first robbery took place around 12:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of Western Branch Boulevard. Police say a suspect came into the store, bought an item and demanded money when the cash drawer opened. The suspect implied he had a gun, but one was not shown. He left the store with an unknown amount of cash in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

Then, at 12:15 p.m., officers responded to a call about an armed robbery in the 3200 block of Western Branch Boulevard. Investigators determined the suspect came into the store and went to the counter. He told the clerk, “Give me the money.” The suspect implied he had a gun, but one was not shown. He left the store with an unknown amount of cash in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.

Finally, around 6 p.m., officers responded to another robbery call in the 3200 block of Western Branch Boulevard. The suspect came into the store and approached the register. He implied he had a gun, but one was not shown. Then, the suspect demanded money from the register. He left the store with an unknown amount of cash and ran away towards Churchland Boulevard. Officers searched the area near the scene of the crime, but did not catch the suspect. There were no injuries.

The suspect information from the three incidents is similar: black male in his mid 20s wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses with blue lenses.

If you have any information on any of these incidents, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.