Robbery Suspect Being Sought

Friday, August 31, 2012

On Friday, August 3, 2012, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Emergency Communications received a call for a robbery at the CITGO gas station in the 1500 block of Diamond Springs Road. 


According to investigators, a man walked into the store, greeted the clerk, and selected an item for purchase.  At the cashier counter, he produced a knife and demanded money from the clerk.  The robber fled the scene. 


Suspect description:  black male, 25-35 years-old, 180-225 lbs., wearing black track pants, a black collared shirt, and a black bandana on his head. 


A surveillance photo is available.


Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers Office at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (562-5887) or text VBTIP with your information to CRIMES (274697).  Callers remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.


This case remains under investigation by members of the Department’s Robbery Squad with Detective Mike Dougherty as the lead investigator.