Portsmouth Detectives investigate armed robbery at BP gas station

Posted at 3:39 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 15:39:49-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Detectives are investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place at a BP gas station Saturday evening.

At 7:17 p.m., police responded to a 911 call for an armed robbery that occurred at the BP Gas Station, located at 3529 High Street.

According to police, a Black male entered the gas station with a gun, demanding an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect appears to be a teenager or young adult, police say.

Police describe the suspect wearing all black, a black mask, purple latex gloves, holding a black handgun. The suspect appears to be between 5’10 and 6’0, around 125 to 135 pounds. Police say he fled the scene on foot towards Halifax Avenue.

Anyone who has information about this crime is urged to call the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (757) 393-8536 or to submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP ℠. Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line’s “P3 Tips” app. As always, Crime Line tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. If a crime line caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000