NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Wells Fargo in Newport News Friday afternoon.

According to Newport News police, the call for the robbery came in just before 1 p.m. Friday at the Wells Fargo in the 600 block of Thimble Shoals Boulevard.

A preliminary investigation of the incident revealed that the suspect entered the bank, displayed what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ran away in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing gray slippers, white socks, a short sleeve t-shirt, a blue hat, and a blue mask.

Courtesy – Newport News Police

A month prior to this robbery, a similar incident occurred at a Wells Fargo location on 820 E. Rochambeau Drive in Williamsburg.

Police described the suspect in the Williamsburg robbery as an older man with grey hair. He was wearing a white shirt and black vest or jacket with cut-off sleeves, as can be seen in surveillance images released to the public. He has a tattoo on his upper right arm.

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