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SUFFOLK, Va. – Police are continuing to investigate the armed robbery at a local Sonic restaurant that happened on October 21.

The incident took place at the Sonic located in the 1500 block of North Main Street.

Officials received word of the incident at 10:41 p.m.

Upon preliminary investigation, police say that a male subject wearing a hooded jacket and a clown mask covering his face entered the business, displayed a handgun, and demanded currency. He was also said to be wearing a blue and white striped hoodie and blue pants.

The suspect fled on foot following the incident with an undetermined amount of cash. There were no injuries reported.

Anyone that can identify the subject or that has information is asked to contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.  To submit online, go to, visit the Suffolk Police Department website and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page. You can also call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887), Option 5.

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