Man wanted for Dollar General robbery in Newport News

Posted at 1:41 PM, Oct 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-22 17:51:54-04

Dollar General robbery suspect photo

Police need help finding a man who they say robbed a Newport News Dollar General Store over the weekend.

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at about 8:50 p.m., police say a man entered the Dollar General Store, located at 5920 Jefferson Avenue, and asked for the manager. Police say when the manager approached the man, he told her that he was there to rob the store, and ordered her to give him all of the store’s cash. According to reports, the man kept both of his hands inside his pocket, as if he had a weapon.

Police say the manager then took the money from the cash register, and put it into a plastic bag. The suspect then took that plastic bag and ran away, heading towards the car dealership located just north of the Dollar General Store.

According to detectives, surveillance video shows that the suspect was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a baseball cap during the robbery. The suspect is described to be about 5’5 – 5’8 and in his 20s to 30s.

Police need your help finding this man. Call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP if you have any information.