Masked man robs Hampton convenience store

Peter Dujardin, The Daily Press
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A masked man robbed a Hampton convenience store on Friday night — the city’s second reported business robbery in five days.

The call of an armed robbery came in at 8:25 p.m. at the King Food Mart, in the 900 block of North King Street, said police spokesman Cpl. Eric Williams.

Police said the man entered the store and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint, then fled on foot after getting an undislosed amount of cash.

The man is described as a Black male, about 5-foot-6 tall, wearing a black face mask, black jacket and blue acid wash jeans.

A masked man in dark clothing robbed the BayPort Credit Union on Big Bethel Road on Monday, though Williams said police haven’t determined whether there’s a connection between the cases.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hampton police at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. People also can send anonymous tips at Crime Line callers don’t have to appear in court and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.