Suspect caught in Norfolk Soaps N' Suds armed robbery

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 11:13 AM

NORFOLK-- Shots were fired at a Soaps 'N Suds on Colley Avenue in Norfolk during an alleged robbery Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses say they saw a man who was being robbed, yelling for help and trying to fight off the suspect. 

According to people at the scene, the suspect had a gun and told people to get away. Witnesses say the suspect then fired his gun but nobody was injured.

Police are searching for the suspect.

Norfolk Police have recently increased their presence in the area a part of a new crime fighting strategy. 

Witnesses say officers were on the scene less than a minute after they called 911.

People in the area say they're shocked it happened in broad daylight.

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