Portsmouth Police make arrest in gas station armed robbery

Posted at 9:23 AM, May 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-01 13:32:31-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Police have made an arrest for the armed robbery of a local gas station that took place Saturday night.

Officers were called to the Shell Gas Station at 3500 High Street shortly before 11 p.m.

According to detectives, a male suspect entered the gas station, produced a handgun and demanded money. The clerk gave the suspect cash and he left the business on foot, heading toward Western Branch Boulevard.

No one was injured during the incident.

Officials have arrested 25 year-old Keenan Crosby of Portsmouth.

He is being charged with Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

Crosby was located shortly after the incident occurred.