Police catch Virginia Beach Quick Mart armed robbery suspect

Posted at 9:42 PM, May 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 16:03:31-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Police have caught a man who they say robbed a Quick Mart in Virginia Beach Sunday afternoon.

According to police, they got a call about the robbery at 2:10 p.m.

When officers got to the store located at 1091 Norfolk Ave., they were told a man armed with a rifle had entered the store and demanded money.

He was described as a white male with dark hair and a scruffy beard / mustache, is 5’11” and 150 pounds with a thin build and tattoos on his right hand. He was wearing a black ball cap, black bandanna around his neck, and a camouflage jacket.

After police released the robber’s description, they received a tip that lead them to the Hilton on 3001 Atlantic Avenue.

Weaver, Michael Shawn

Michael Weaver

They found the suspect, 38-year-old Michael Shawn Weaver, who matched the description of the photos.

Weaver has been charged with three counts of abduction, robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He is being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail on no bond.

The case is being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Robbery Squad.

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