Portsmouth Police investigate armed robbery at local business

Posted at 5:15 PM, Jan 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 21:01:46-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Friday evening.

Officers were called to the Advance America at 3929 Victory Blvd. just before 4:30 p.m.

Initial investigation revealed that a male suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employees.

The employees complied with the suspect’s demands and he took money before leaving the business.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect was is described as a black male about 5’6″ tall. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, white sneakers and a Chicago Bull baseball cap.

If you recognize the person in the surveillance images or have any information that could help in the investigation, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.