SUFFOLK, Va.– Suffolk Police have arrested a man after an armed robbery that took place early Tuesday morning.
Officials say an officer was flagged down at around 9:54 a.m. by a citizen following a robbery that had just occurred outside the Sun Trust Bank located in the 100 block of N. Main Street.
Officers were able to track down a man to the 100 block of Charles Street, where he was located with the victim’s pocketbook.
According to police, a woman sustained minor injuries after she was struck with the man's gun and her pocketbook was taken from her.
24-year-old Markel K. McLaughlin, of Suffolk, was arrested on charges including armed robbery, use or display a firearm in commission of a felony, and destruction of property.
Police say he is currently in custody at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.