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Portsmouth Police seek to identify suspect in Dollar General robbery

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Dec 22, 2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Police are investigating a robbery that happened Monday at the Dollar General located at 2864 Airline Boulevard.

Around 7:50 p.m., Portsmouth police received a report of an armed black male robbing a local Dollar General.

The man, who appears to be about 6’1’’ and weighs 200 pounds, threatened store clerks with a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of money.

According to a news release, video footage shows the suspect is wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, black ski mask, black Ecko Sweatpants with a red and white design on both lower pant legs reading “Ecko” and “Unltd” with grey and white sneakers.

No other information is available at this time.

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