Man in surgical mask robs Newport News gas station at gunpoint

Posted at 10:44 AM, Oct 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-27 10:44:01-04

Newport News, Va. - A man wearing a surgical mask robbed a Gulf gas station in Newport News at gunpoint on Monday evening, according to Newport News Police.

The man entered the store, located at 10126 Jefferson Avenue, and asked where the flavored coffees were, brought one to the counter, and then took out a gun and robbed the cashier. He left the store on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man is described as a black male with a medium to heavy build. He was wearing a dark colored beanie hat, a blue long-sleeved shirt covered by a sleeveless vest, gray and black gloves, light colored pants, and black shoes. He was carrying a semi-automatic handgun.

If you recognize this man or know anything about this armed business robbery call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.