Suffolk Police investigating fast-food restaurant armed robbery

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Posted at 12:44 PM, May 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 16:46:01-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - The Suffolk Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a Zaxby's that happened early Sunday morning.

Dispatch received a call for the incident at about 12:23 a.m., and officers responded to the 6100 block of College Drive.

When they arrived, they learned that the suspect entered the restaurant through a rear door with a handgun and demanded money. The suspect then ran from the scene with an unknown amount of money.

There were no injuries, police said.

According to police, the suspect is a light-skinned black male with a thin build. Police said he was approximately 6'1" and in his early 20s, and had short twists in his hair. Police were able to obtain surveillance photos that show a man with a distinctive tattoo.

If you have any information, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.