NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Newport News gas station Sunday night.
According to Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department, two suspects wearing masks and dark clothing went into the Kangaroo gas station located at 638 J. Clyde Morris Blvd around 8:45 p.m. A third suspect remained outside as a lookout.
Two store clerks told police the suspects were carrying black backpacks, and one was armed with a shotgun. They demanded money, and were given an undisclosed amount. Afterwards, they fled the store, traveling east toward J Clyde Morris Blvd.
Thurston said the suspects were in the store less than two minutes. No one was hurt.
The first suspect is described as a light-skinned, slim man of unknown race. He stood about five and a half feet tall and weighed about 150 pounds and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a yellow mask, covering the lower part of his face. This suspect was carrying an older rifle or small caliber shotgun.
The second suspect is described as a brown-skinned slim man of unknown race. His face was covered with a mask or parts of his dark hooded sweatshirt. He was carrying a black backpack and appeared a little taller than the first suspect.
The third suspect, who stayed outside during the robbery, is of unknown race and was wearing all grey clothing.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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