NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk detectives are searching for a suspect who robbed a beer truck driver around 5 a.m. Friday morning.
Detectives say the male suspect approached the driver in front of the 7-Eleven located at 770 Boush Street and demanded money.
Robert Morse, the beer delivery driver, said, “He asked for a light. I told him I didn’t have one. Next thing I know he’s walking up on me and I’m like “woah” and he goes “I’m going to need everything you got” and pulls a pistol out.”
The suspect then struck the driver multiple times on the head using his gun before fleeing the area.
Morse fought back, eventually getting the gun out of his attacker’s hands and getting inside the 7-Eleven — which had locked its doors.
“It was just automatic instinct,” Morse said. “Growing up in a military family, we were taught not to give up, not to back down. He just assumed that it would’ve been an easy target, quick thing. It wasn’t quick for him and it wasn’t easy.”
Morse is now left with a bruised eye socket, swollen jaw, and stitches around his eyebrow — plus the memory of the man who attacked him.
He said, “I can’t get this person’s picture out of my head.”
That’s why he’s speaking out, hoping someone can help get his attacker off the streets, before this happens to someone else.
Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip through the P3 Tips mobile app.