Police: Armed suspect forced teen to drive to ATM in Newport News


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A teenager was arrested and charged for an abduction and car jacking involving a firearm earlier this week, police say.

Newport News police say officers were dispatched to the Navy Federal Credit Union on Jefferson Avenue Tuesday, July 3 in reference to a robbery. The victim met officers and told them a man — later identified as 18-year-old Michael Byrd — approached him and pointed a gun at him while demanding cash. 

The victim, an 18-year-old man from Newport News, said he did not have any cash.

Byrd allegedly forced the victim to drive to his credit union to get money from the ATM. Police say the victim fled on foot and called 911 when they got to the ATM. 

Byrd and the victim’s vehicle were located in the area around the credit union.

Police charged Byrd with carjacking, abduction: by force, intimidation, or deception, and two counts of use of firearm in a felony. 

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