NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News Police need help finding a man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint early Friday morning.
According to Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department, officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Shell Station located at 948 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. around 5 a.m.
An investigation revealed an unknown man entered the store and robbed the store's manager at gunpoint. She was forced to the back of the store where she opened the safe.
The incident was caught on the store's surveillance system and shows the suspect on the floor reaching into the safe. He fled the store on foot with cash and disappeared into an apartment complex across the street from the business.
K-9 units did run through the complex's property, but the suspect remains at large at his time. He is described as a black male in his mid-thirties standing about 5'9" to 5'10" and weighing 190 pounds.
He was wearing a black skull cap, black gloves, a plaid jacket and a fake beard. He was also carrying a large framed black handgun.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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