Updated Release: 1/8/2015
Norfolk Police Robbery Detectives have arrested 39-year-old Michael Boyd, of the 5600 block of Brickell Road, in connection to three 7-11 convenient store robberies that occurred throughout Norfolk.
After surveillance photos were released and broadcasted on December 29, 2014, a tipster called police and stated that a man matching the robber’s description was just seen in the 5600 block of Brickell Road. Once police arrived, the possible suspect ran, and after a brief foot pursuit, he was taken into custody.
Mr. Boyd has been charged with:
4 Counts of Robbery
4 Counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony
3 Counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Mr. Boyd is currently being held in Norfolk City Jail, without bond.
Previous Release: 12/29/1014
The Norfolk Police Department is actively investigating three commercial robberies that occurred over the holiday weekend and is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the possible suspect.
The first incident occurred on 12/28/14 shortly after 1:30 a.m., when a man entered the 7-11 convenience store located at 151 W. Little Creek Road. The man brandished a firearm and took various items before fleeing from the store on foot.
That same morning, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the man entered another 7-11 convenience store located at 3644 Sewells Point Road, brandished a firearm, and took various items before fleeing from the area on foot.
Then, on 12/29/14 shortly after 5:00 a.m., a man matching the same description walked into the 7-11 convenience store located at 8489 Chesapeake Boulevard. The man brandished a firearm and took various items before fleeing from the store on foot.
No injuries have been reported during these incidents.
The man has been described as an African-American with a light complexion, 5’6” – 5’8” in height, 150-180 lbs, and may be in his late 20’s – early 30’s. The man has a distinct black mustache and goatee and was last seen wearing a dark grey knit cap, black jacket, blue hooded sweatshirt, grey or camouflage cargo pants, and may be armed with a handgun.
The Norfolk Police Department is encouraging anyone with any information about this crime to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Information leading to an arrest could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000.