NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News Police are searching for a man who robbed a Newport News gas station early Friday morning.
Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department said officers responded to the Shell Station located at 948 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard around 5:30 a.m. for a report of a robbery.
The manager told officers an unknown man entered the store armed with a gun and robbed her. According to the manager, she was forced to the back of the store to the safe and the suspect stole cash. The incident was captured on the store's surveillance system.
At the time of the robbery, the manager, an employee and a customer were inside. No one was hurt.
The suspect has been described as a male in his mid-30s standing between 5'6" and 5'9" and weighing 145 to 165 pounds. He was wearing a fake beard, red hat, white gloves, a dark, short-sleeved shirt over white long-sleeved shirt and was carrying an large framed black handgun.
This is not the first time a suspect wearing a fake beard robbed the business. On March 29, a suspect with a similar description robbed the store's manager at gunpoint around 5 a.m.
WAVY.com has reached out to Newport News Police to see if they believe the same suspect is involved in both crimes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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