Newport News Police investigating armed robbery

Posted at 9:03 PM, Oct 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 21:02:18-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Newport News Police are investigating an armed robbery in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Officials tell News 3 the suspect entered the Corner Mart just after 7 p.m. Saturday.

When the man entered the store, he flashed his gun and demanded money from the clerk.

Once the suspect grabbed the cash, he ran off to a vehicle where a driver was waiting for him.

Police stopped them a few blocks away from the Corner Mart and took them into custody.

Nobody was hurt during the incident.