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Man arrested for robbing Portsmouth 7-Eleven store

Robert H. Elliott, 51, charged with robbery

Robert H. Elliott, 51, charged with robbery

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Police have arrested a 51-year-old man for robbing a 7-Eleven store at 4001 Greenwood Drive late Monday night.

Police say Robert H. Elliott entered the store, gestured as though he had a handgun, and demanded money from the employee.

The employee complied with Elliott’s demands and Elliott fled from the store.

As detectives were gathering information at the scene, officers located the Elliott in the area. He was taken into custody and charged with robbery. He is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office.