Portsmouth Police are investigating two overnight robberies at local 7-Elevens

Effingham Street 7-Eleven robbery suspect 2

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Detectives are investigating two overnight robberies that both occurred at 7-Elevens.

The first robbery happened around 2:50 a.m. after dispatch received several 911 calls from the 7-Eleven off Effingham Street.

The suspect, a black male, passed a note to the clerk stating that he was robbing the store. The clerk then passed him a roll of lottery tickets. 

The second happened not long after, when police responded to the 3000 block of Airline Boulevard for another commercial robbery.

The 5’8″ black male entered the 7-Eleven in a white hooded sweatshirt, a white ski mask and blue jeans. The man left after demanding money and taking the clerk’s wallet. 

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