Person with knife robs convenience store in Portsmouth

Portsmouth police said someone used a knife during a robbery at a 7-Eleven on Mt. Vernon Avenue on August 6, 2017.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Police said someone robbed a convenience store at knifepoint early Sunday morning.

The person walked into the 7-Eleven at 700 Mt. Vernon Ave. around 3:20 a.m. and pulled out a large knife. He got money from the clerk then left the area in a silver four-door car.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Detectives released the following description of the robber:

  • White male
  • Age 40 to 50
  • Approximately 5’8” to 5’11” tall
  • Weight was 230 to 260 pounds 
  • Last seen wearing a camouflaged baseball cap, black T-shirt, and dark colored shorts  

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