NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Police are searching for a man they believe is responsible for nearly half a dozen business roberries in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

The robberies occurred in a span of less than two weeks. In all the incidents, the man walked into a convenience store armed with a gun and demanded money from the clerks.

Norfolk detectives believe the man is responsible for the following robberies:

  • Thursday May 4, 2017 around 12:25 a.m. 7-Eleven, 7931 Halprin Drive
  • Thursday May 4, 2017 around 11:05 p.m. 7-Eleven, 1881 E. Ocean View Avenue
  • Monday May 8, 2017 around 11:05 p.m. 7-Eleven, 7431 Tidewater Drive
  • Wednesday May 10, 2017 around 12:15 a.m. 7-Eleven, 151 W. Little Creek Road
  • Friday May 12, 2017 around 11:05 p.m. Super China, 9553 Shore Drive

During the last robbery of Super China, police say the suspect shot the clerk. The clerk was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and is expected to be okay.

Virginia Beach say the same suspect is responsible for these robberies:

  • May 8, 2017 at 9:40 p.m. – 7-Eleven, 325 Kellam Road
  • May 8, 2017 at 10:27 p.m. – 7-Eleven, 6673 Indian River Road
  • May 10, 2017 at 1:39 a.m. – 7-Eleven, 3964 Holland Road
  • May 10, 2017 at 1:59 a.m. – 7-Eleven, 5756 Northampton Boulevard

Police describe the suspect as a white or Hispanic man in his late 20’s to early 30’s, approximately 5’10” in height and weighing 190-200 pounds. In all the robberies, the man wore a black mask.

If you recognize this man, or know anything about these robberies, you are encouraged to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1 (888) LOCK-U-UP.