Newport News Police looking for 7-Eleven robbery suspect

Posted at 12:53 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 12:53:42-04

Newport News, Va. - Newport News Police are looking for a man who robbed a 7-Eleven at 11500 Jefferson Avenue on Tuesday around 3:50 a.m.

Police say an unknown white male entered the store and lifted his shirt to reveal a black semi-automatic handgun. He then demanded all the money from the register.

After taking cash from the drawer, the man ran from the business.

He is described as a white male, 5'5" - 5'8", 160-190 pounds, wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue collared shirt, blue jeans with holes, brown work boots, and a gray cloth covering his face.  His hands were heavily covered in automotive grease and he spoke with a "country" accent.

If you recognize this man or can help police with their investigation, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.