Police search for accused Family Dollar robber

Have you seen this man? The Norfolk Police Department believes he robbed a Family Dollar store on Dec. 14, 2017. (Courtesy of the NPD)

NORFOLK — Police are searching for an armed man accused of robbing a Family Dollar store in Norfolk on Thursday.

The man allegedly came into the 618 E. Little Creek Road store around 1:20 p.m. and used a gun to demand money from the clerk. After getting the money, he left the store on foot, according to the Norfolk Police Department.

One responding officer saw a man who looked like the accused robber near Tidewater Drive and Thole Street. In an effort to detain him, the Virginia Beach Police Department lent the NPD their helicopter and police set a perimeter, but the man couldn’t be located.

The accused robber is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and in his early 20s. If you recognize him, call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.