NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News Police is asking for the public's help in identify a suspect involved in a series of robberies.
Since November 2011, Newport News Police say there have been six robberies from different discount and fast food businesses.
Police describe the suspect as a black man between 5'2" and 5'8", 150 to 170 pounds, usually wearing a mask, fake beard or sunglasses with dark or black clothing and a hooded jacket. Police say the man usually enters the business just before closing and calmly hold the employees at gunpoint and orders them to remove money from registers or safe.
Below are the following dates and locations of robberies in Newport News:
- Nov. 6, 2011: Family Dollar - 5101 Jefferson Ave.
- Nov. 20, 2011: Family Dollar - 2313 Jefferson Ave
- Nov. 23, 2011: Dollar General - 17413 Warwick Blvd.
- Jan. 9, 2012: Dollar General - 17413 Warwick Blvd.
- April 8, 2012: Captain D's - 10159 Jefferson Ave.
- April 22, 2012: Family Dollar - 5101 Jefferson Ave.
Hampton Police are also interested in these cases as they report similar robberies in Hampton. Since December 2011, 11 businesses have been robbed by a man matching a similar description.
Below are the following dates and locations of robberies in Hampton:
- Dec. 26, 2011: Dollar General - 1937 East Pembroke Ave.
- Dec. 26, 2011: Family Dollar - 2301 Kecoughtan Road
- Dec, 31, 2011: Hardees - 8104 Newmarket Drive
- Jan. 6, 2012: Family Dollar - 2006 Nickerson Blvd.
- Jan. 6, 2012: Hardees - 241 South Mallory St.
- Jan. 21, 2012: Advance Auto - 2201 Andrews Blvd.
- Feb. 5, 2012:Family Dollar - 2006 Nickerson Blvd.
- March 2, 2012: Family Dollar - 2006 Nickerson Blvd.
- April 6, 2012: Advance Auto - 817 LaSalle Ave.
- April 29, 2012: Long John Silvers - 904 Big Bethel Road
- May 9, 2012: Auto Zone - 2221 Kecoughtan Road
Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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