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Police searching for man involved in armed robberies across two cities

Norfolk police describe the man, who they say robbed five convenience stores as about 5’10” and weighing 190 to 200 pounds. He is believed to be in his late 20’s to early 30’s. (Courtesy of Norfolk Police)

NORFOLK – Police are asking the public to help identify a man they say was involved in a string of armed robberies across the Southside.

According to Norfolk police, the man has robbed five convenience stores in the last two weeks.

Police said that in each of the robberies, the man entered a convenience store armed with a gun and demanded money from clerks.

Virginia Beach police said they believe the same man is responsible for four more robberies.

The most recent robbery occurred on May 12, and according to police, the man shot an employee at Super China. The employee was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.

Police said the man is described as white or Hispanic and in his late 20s to early 30s. He is about 5’10” and weighs 190 to 200 pounds. In each of the robberies, police said the man wore a black mask.

According to police, the Norfolk occurred:

  • May 4, 2017 around 12:25 a.m. 7-Eleven, located at 7931 Halprin Drive
  • May 4, 2017 around 11:05 p.m. 7-Eleven, located at 1881 E. Ocean View Ave.
  • May 8, 2017 around 11:05 p.m. 7-Eleven, located at 7431 Tidewater Drive
  • May 10, 2017 around 12:15 a.m. 7-Eleven, located at 151 W. Little Creek Road
  • May 12, 2017 around 11:05 p.m. Super China, located at 9553 Shore Drive

Police in Virginia Beach said the same man is wanted in connection with the following robberies:

  • May 8, 2017 at 9:40 p.m. – 7-Eleven, located at 325 Kellam Road
  • May 8, 2017 at 10:27 p.m. – 7-Eleven, located at 6673 Indian River Road
  • May 10, 2017 at 1:39 a.m. – 7-Eleven, located at 3964 Holland Road
  • May 10, 2017 at 1:59 a.m. – 7-Eleven, located at 5756 Northampton Boulevard

Police are encouraging anyone with information about the robberies to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1 (888) LOCK-U-UP.

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