Suffolk Police investigating after two businesses robbed at gunpoint

Posted at 11:36 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 11:44:44-04

SUFFOLK, Va. – Suffolk Police are investigating after two businesses were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.

The first robbery was reported at the 7-Eleven in the 800 block of Carolina Road at 9:14 p.m. The second was reported at the Raceway in the 1200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard at 9:58 p.m.

After a preliminary investigation, police have determined that the two robberies may be connected.

In both incidents, there were two suspects – both of whom had guns and were described as being black males with medium complexions and standing between 5’6″ and 5’9″ tall. The taller of the two was described as being slender with a muscular build.

In both robberies, the suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene in a vehicle of undetermined make and model.

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No injuries were reported in either incident.

The investigations remain ongoing.

Anyone who has information about either of these robberies is asked to contact Suffolk Police or call the Suffolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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