PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- A man was shot during an armed robbery on Monday.

Emergency Communications received a call around 3 p.m. about a robbery at the Southside Motor Sports on the 3700 block of Victory Boulevard.

According to police, the 45 to 50-year-old suspect was armed and shot an employee while attempting to rob the business.

The employee sustained non-life threatening injuries, and medics transported him to a local hospital for treatment.

Police said the suspect is about 5'5"-5'6" tall, around 180 pounds, and he has a wide nose. He was last seen wearing a black hat, a dark-colored hoodie, and a black or gray vest.

If anyone has any information about this incident they are asked to call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.