SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police are now investigating following an attempted armed robbery in Suffolk early Sunday morning.

According to police, they responded to a business in the 800 block of West Washington Street around 4:20 a.m. Sunday regarding the attempted robbery.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered the store and implied he had a firearm.

The suspect then attempted to take the cash register and made threats of physical harm towards the clerk. The suspect is described as a Black male, 5’7 to 5’9, 130 to 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket and a hooded sweatshirt with a black bandanna, khaki pants and white sneakers.

Police say was unsuccessful in his attempt and left the store on foot. There were no reported injuries.

Those with information are encouraged to submit a tip via P3 tips or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

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