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Virginia Beach police need help identifying gas station robbery suspects

Posted at 5:15 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 18:14:52-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police need help to identify three men who robbed a gas station at gunpoint.

Police say the men pictured at the right robbed a gas station in the 3000 block of Shore Drive at 11:50 p.m. on July 10.

The man in black was armed and forced a customer to the ground, then ordered the clerk to open the register.

According to police, here are descriptions of each suspect:

  1. Light skinned male, 20s - 30s, 5'4" -5'5," skinny build, wearing black hoodie, blue jeans, white shoes, black mask over face, gloves and armed with a silver/black handgun
  2. Black male, late teens-early 20s, 5'8" -5'9," skinny build, wearing a tie-dye hoodie with “Virginia" or possibly "Virginia Beach" on the front and black pants
  3. Black male, 5'4"-5'8," thin build, wearing a black T-shirt, white covering over his face and black pants.

Although the faces are hard to see, police are hoping someone will recognize the tie-dye hoodie.

Police are looking into the possibility that these are the same men who robbed a pharmacy in Virginia Beach a few days prior.

These are surveillance images of the suspects from that case.

Police say it was around 9:50 p.m. on July 8 when they robbed a pharmacy in the 6000 block of Indian River Road.  According to police, they were armed with guns and forced three employees and a customer in the back office where they got money.

Here are descriptions of the suspects from that robbery:

  1. Hispanic male, late teens-early 20s, 5'4" -5'5," skinny build, wearing red flannel shirt, black pants, white shoes, blue bandanna over face, gloves and armed with a silver/black handgun
  2. Black male, late teens - early 20s, 5'8" - 5'9," skinny build, wearing black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black/white shoes, gloves and armed with a black handgun
  3. Black male, 30 - 40 years old, 5'4" - 5'8," muscular build, wearing black zip up jacked, red bandanna over face, gray pants, gloves and armed with a black handgun

If you can identify any of these suspects, you can anonymously report a tip to Crime Line in one of three ways:

Your tip could make you eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.