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Man robs two businesses within 10 minutes of each other on Sunday

robbery-mcdonalds-tidewater-drive-january-22-2017NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – A man armed with a gun robbed two businesses within 10 minutes of each other Sunday evening, Jan. 22.

Detectives say the suspect first entered the Walgreens at 8609 Tidewater Drive at about 7:20 p.m. The man displayed a handgun and demanded cigarettes from the cashier.

After robbing the store, detectives say the suspect went to the McDonalds located at 8402 Tidewater Drive at about 7:30 p.m.

Once inside the McDonalds, the man walked up to the counter, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cashier.

No one was injured in either robbery.

The suspect has been described as a white man in his late forties to early fifties, and around five feet 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a blue and grey plaid hooded sweatshirt, tan pants and white shoes.

As police continue to investigate the robberies, they encourage anyone with information to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1 (888) LOCK-U-UP.

Stay with Norfolk Police News for updates to the breaking story.

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