Newport News man arrested for burglary in Hampton

Posted at 3:06 PM, Aug 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-13 15:07:54-04

Hampton, Va. – Police have arrested a man for burglary in Hampton, police tell NewsChannel 3.

It happened on August 11, 2013 at 6:26 p.m. Officers responded to a security alarm activiation at Signal Engineering, located in the 500 block of Industry Drive.

Police say the man forced entry into the business through the rear shed door, adjacent to the business. Once inside, the suspect removed power tools, electronic equipment, and additional merchandise.

A description of the suspect was provided, and officers were able to locate the suspect in the 400 block of Aberdeen Road at approximately 6:40 p.m.

The suspect is identified as 63-year-old Roy Milton Rogers of Newport News. Rogers was arrested and charged with one count of Burglary, one count of Grand Larceny, and one count of Possession of Burglary Tools.

Rogers is now in the custody of the Hampton City Jail.

Anyone with information that will assist police in this investigation is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line call results in an arrest, the caller is eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. You can also send an anonymous tip via text message to the Hampton Police Division by texting the keyword 757HPD and your tip to 847411 (tip411).

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.