Police identify suspect in two armed bank robberies in Suffolk

Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Suffolk have identified Jayson Alyosha Newkirk, 36, of Suffolk as the suspect in the BB&T and BayPort Credit Union armed robberies.

He is described as a Black male, 6’1”, and approximately 208 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Pending further investigation, warrants have been secured on multiple charges including Robbery (2 counts); Use of a firearm in Commission of Felony (2 counts); and Abduction (2 counts).   

Police first were alerted to an arm robbery last Friday afternoon at the BB&T located in the 1500 block of North Main Street. They then responded to a separate incident Tuesday afternoon at the BayPort Credit Union in the 1000 block of University Boulevard in Suffolk.

He fled on foot after he received money. There were no injuries.

If you have seen Jayson Alyosha Newkirk, or know his whereabouts, do not approach, as he is considered armed and dangerous.  Citizens should call 911 or your local Police Department to provide information

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