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Police searching for man in connection with armed robbery of Hampton Walgreens

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Posted at 11:22 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 23:22:10-05

HAMPTON, Va. — Investigators with the Hampton Police Division have identified a man in connection with the armed robbery of a local Walgreens last month.

On Friday, authorities announced that 26-year-old Victor Collin Sims Jr. of Hampton has warrants on file for Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Wearing a Mask in Public.

Police say on the morning of January 6, dispatchers received a call of a robbery that had just happened at the store located in the 3300 block of W. Mercury Boulevard.

An investigation revealed that the suspect entered the store with a gun and demanded prescription medication. After receiving an undisclosed amount of medication, he fled on foot.

The suspect was originally described as a black male who was wearing a brown Afro-style wig, blue jeans, a black jacket and a surgical mask.

Anyone who has information that may help police is asked to contact the Hampton Police Division at (757) 727-6111 or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted anonymously at P3Tips.com.