Update: Newport News police identify suspect in car break-ins near shipyard

Posted at 11:23 AM, Sep 18, 2014

Update: Police have identified Keith Tyrone Sykes as the suspect in the car break-ins. Sykes is a 27-year-old black man, 6 feet tall and 165 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

He may be operating a gray (or light green) 2002 Lexus ES-300 with Virginia tag #WPM-3084. He frequents the Alley Nightclub.

Newport News, Va. – Police are have released new photos of a man they believe is behind a rash of car break-ins near the shipyard.

The photos show the man using a credit card stolen from one of the vehicles at a local business.

Since June 2014, there have been 27  thefts from vehicle in the area between 37th St. and 49th St. and Washington Ave. to Warwick Ave.  All thefts in this area occurred between 5:50am and 3:45pm.

The vehicles were either left unlocked or had their windows partially rolled down due to the heat.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 24-30 years old who is about 6 feet tall. He has a scar on the top of his head and a partial goatee/facial hair on his chin.  He was last seen driving a silver 4-door Nissan Maxima or Infinity G35.

Anyone who can help identify him is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers may remain totally anonymous, will never have to testify in court, and could earn a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information they provide leads to an arrest. Tips may also be provided online at