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Portsmouth Detectives search for 2 suspects involved in gas station robbery

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Posted at 12:00 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 12:01:55-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Detectives are looking for two people involved in a gas station robbery.

On Monday, around 9:15 p.m., officials received a call of a robbery occurring at the Speedway on the 3600 block of Airline Boulevard.

Police say two suspects entered the gas station and threatened the two clerks with firearms. They took one clerk’s purse and an undisclosed amount of money, according to police.

Police describe the first suspect as a Black male, heavy-set over, and over 6’ tall. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black beanie, black hospital-style mask, blue latex gloves, dark blue jeans, and black shoes.

Police describe the second suspect as a Black male of medium build under 5’09’’ tall. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with white stripes down the arms, black pants, a white hospital mask, a black beanie, black-framed glasses, and black shoes.

Anyone who has information about this crime is urged to call the Portsmouth Police Department Criminal Investigation 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.