Several Peninsula restaurant robberies believed to be connected

Posted at 1:07 PM, Jul 30, 2015

Hampton, Va. - Hampton Police are looking for two men who may be responsible for recent robberies at fast food restaurants in Newport News and Hampton.

There have been eight robberies on the Peninsula within just the last month.

The first robbery occurred July 26th at the Chanello's Pizza in the 1800 block of Todds Lane.

Police say an armed man entered the business and demanded money. Then after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled from the scene on foot.

The second robbery occurred July 29th at the Domino’s Pizza in the 3000 block of West Mercury Boulevard.

Police believe it was the same armed man who entered the business shortly before 2am and demanded money. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash as well as cell phones and credit/bank cards from the employees and then ran away.

No one was injured in either robbery.

Hampton Police say the robberies may be connected to an attempted robbery at a Sonic and a robbery at a Bojangles' earlier this month. They are also working with Newport News Police to see if the suspects are connected to their four recent fast food robberies.

Between June 29th and July 19th, a Burger King, Taco Bell and Sonic were all robbed.

The first three occurred in the parking lots and involved employees.

Newport News police believe there may be two men are connected to all four of their robberies.

So far no one has been injured in any of these incidents, but employees hope the suspects are caught before it gets to that point.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111
or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.