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Bank robbery suspect sought in Newport News

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Apr 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-11 17:24:28-04

Newport News Police are searching for a bank robbery suspect after responding to a robbery that occurred at BayPort Credit Union at Denbigh Boulevard and Oriana Road on Thursday afternoon.

Police received the call around 2:53 p.m.

An initial investigation revealed the suspect approached a teller, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

He fled the bank on foot towards Warwick Boulevard with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a black male, appearing to be between 25-30 years old, about 5’4” to 5’6” tall with a small build, 145-150 pounds.

He was wearing a denim-type jacket, dark shirt, gray pants, and a mask covering his face. He could possibly have red dye on his person.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.