Suspect in panda mask robs Portsmouth convenience store at gunpoint


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth investigators are looking for whoever robbed a King convenience store at gunpoint on Wednesday afternoon — in a panda mask. 

The armed robbery happened just before 1 p.m. at the store in the 2900 block of Victory Blvd. Police say a male suspect pointed a gun at the clerk and took money and cigarettes before fleeing and meeting up with two others. No injuries were reported. 

He’s described as 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall with a medium build. 

In addition to the panda mask, he was wearing black sweatpants with white stripes on each leg, a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue shirt and a black jacket. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

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