Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Suspects sought in connection with armed robbery in York County

(WYDaily/Courtesy of York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying two people they say robbed a convenience store in York County at gunpoint Tuesday night.

Authorities said the investigation is in its early stages and they have not determined the race and gender of the suspects.

Deputies were dispatched to 7000 Block of Route 17 at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday.

There, they learned two people armed with guns went into Uppy’s Convenience Store and demanded money from the register.

The suspects were wearing gloves, masks and hoodies and fled on foot toward Whites Road.

No injuries were reported.

No other information about the incident was immediately released.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call the crime line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the sheriff’s office’s FB Tip Line, 757 890-4999. Refer to case No. 2003513.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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