Police: Suspect with umbrella, limp robbed Portsmouth Pizza Hut after failing to rob Dollar Tree


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A suspect channeling the Penguin from Batman robbed a Pizza Hut in Portsmouth after failing to rob a Dollar Tree on Monday night.

Police say the male, who walks with a slight limp, entered a Dollar Tree at 2044 Victory Boulevard Monday night carrying an open umbrella.

He attempted to steal money from the clerk, who struggled with him and fought him off.

The man then fled the scene.

Shortly after the failed robbery attempt at the Dollar Tree, the man entered a Pizza Hut at 4020 Victory Blvd. around 8:30 p.m. and threatened the clerk with an implied gun. He fled on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of money.

He’s described as a black male in his 40s of 50s with a heavy build. He was wearing a white shirt with horizontal orange stripes, light blue jeans, a medical mask and white latex gloves. Police say he’s also said to have a deep voice and brown eyes with a yellow tint.

Those with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip using the P3 Tips app on their Apple or Android device or at www.p3Tips.com.

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