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Man sought for Shell station robbery in Newport News

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Posted at 10:57 AM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-12 10:57:22-04

Newport News, Va. - Newport News Police are looking for a man who robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the gas station, located at 4900 Jefferson Avenue, around 3:40 a.m. Two store employees told police that an unknown man came inside the store with a chrome handgun.

The man demanded money and cigarettes be placed into a bag. He then took the bag and left. No one was injured.

The man is described as an older black man in his 40s or 50s. He was wearing dark clothing, shorts and an oversized shirt.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.