UPDATED, 10:11 p.m.: Portsmouth Police said an armed robber walked into the Mobil on the Run convenience store on Islington Street on Saturday night, pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the store clerk and demanded cash.
Portsmouth Police Sgt. Christopher Roth said the armed robbery suspect, who he described as a man in his 50s with beard stubble, blue jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt, pointed a gun at the store clerk while the store clerk was waiting on him and demanded the cash out of the register.
Roth said the store clerk obliged and was then ordered to the ground before the armed robbery suspect fled the store. Roth said the store clerk reported the crime to police at around 7:20 p.m.
Portsmouth Police would like anyone with any further information about this or any other crime to call the Bureau of Investigative Services at 436-2511, or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 603-431-1199 or 1-207-439-1199, or their visit the website, www.seacoastcrimestoppers.org.
Earlier story: Emergency communications is reporting that a male suspect held up the Mobil on the Run store on Islington Street at gunpoint Saturday night before fleeing on foot.
The Portsmouth Police K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene and was searching the nearby area for the male armed robbery suspect, according to emergency communications. The armed robbery occurred sometime before 9 p.m., according to emergency communications.
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