Recognize these guys? Call the cops

Call the Norfolk Crime Line if you recognize these two suspects. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)
Call the Norfolk Crime Line if you recognize these two suspects. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Norfolk Police)

NORFOLK – Police here are asking the public for help in identifying the two men they say robbed two convenience stores just minutes apart Thursday.

Around 2:20 a.m. two “young men,” one armed with a shotgun the other with a rifle, went in the 7-Eleven at 6900 N. Military Hwy. and demanded money from the clerk.

The store clerk gave the suspects what they wanted — the suspects fled on foot, police said.

Minutes later, around 2:45 a.m., the same two suspects entered the 7-Eleven at 1511 E. Little Creek Road and demanded money from the clerk.

Police said the suspects again fled on foot shortly after taking the loot.

No one was injured during the two heists.

Authorities are asking anyone who may know these suspects to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip using the P3Tips mobile app.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.