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Newport News attempted robbery suspects may be connected to other crimes

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 14:17:35-05

family dollarNewport News, Va. – Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Family Dollar on 13270 Warwick Boulevard.

On November 18 at around 10:00 p.m., officers were called to the store in reference to an attempted robbery.

Employees told police that three armed masked men entered the store and one had a handgun drawn.

A customer pulled out his concealed weapon and the three suspects ran out of the store.

The suspects appeared to wear the same shoes and similar clothing to suspects in a recent series of 7-Eleven and Family Dollar robberies in Hampton.

Hampton and Newport News are now conducting a joint investigation.

The first suspect is described as a black male with a medium build. Surveillance video shows him wearing a black hoodie, gloves, gray sweatpants and black shoes with white laces.

The second suspect is also described as a black male with a medium build. Video shows him wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants, white gloves and black and white shoes.

The third suspect is described was a black male with a small build wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants, white gloves and black shoes with white soles.  He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun with a silver side.

If you know anything about this crime, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.