Suffolk tobacco, vape shop employee stabbed during Sunday night robbery, police investigating

Suffolk police investigate
Posted at 12:27 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 12:27:33-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Sunday night at a vape shop.

According to officials, the robbery occurred at 8:34 p.m., at The Tobacco and Vape Shop located in the 1000 block of University Boulevard.

It was determined that the suspect attempted to leave the store with stolen merchandise and, when confronted by an employee, stabbed the employee and fled on foot, according to the investigation.

The employee was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police describe the suspect as a Black male in his early to mid-twenties, 5’7”, wearing a COVID-style mask, dark hoody, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line. You may also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5.