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Newport News fast food restaurant robberies believed to be connected

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Jul 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-25 21:30:29-04

Newport News, Va. - Newport News Police detectives are investigating four fast food robberies between June 29th and July 19th that are believed to be connected.

The first incident occurred on June 29th, just after midnight. Two armed men approached an employee at gunpoint outside the Burger King at 10721 Jefferson Avenue. While forcing the employee to the rear of the restaurant, the suspects were spooked by a vehicle that entered the drive-through.

No money was taken and there were no injuries.  Both suspects were described as black males dressed in black and wearing black ski masks.

The second incident occurred on July 17th, at 12:45 a.m. A man was sitting in his vehicle behind the Sonic Restaurant, located at 12740 Jefferson Avenue, waiting for a friend to get off of work, when two armed black male suspects placed a gun to his dead an demanded cash.

Police say they took his wallet, cell phone and cash.

That same night, just before 3 a.m, a delivery driver for Taco Bell, located at 10736 Jefferson Avenue, was unloading his truck, when two black males dressed in black and wearing ski masks approached him with guns and forced him inside the restaurant.

The suspects demanded money; however, the victim did not have access to the safe.  The suspects took the victim’s wallet and fled the restaurant.

On July 19th, just after midnight, two armed unknown black males entered the Domino's, located at 12538 Warwick Boulevard and demanded money. Police say one of the suspects struck an employee with his weapon, and put him and another employee in the freezer.

The suspects, wearing dark clothing, then fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The victim was treated at the scene by medics.

Newport News detectives are also working with Hampton Police and the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office in reference to more possibly related robberies in that area.

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

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