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Person of interest detained after bank robbery in Newport News

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 14:16:05-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police have detained a person of interest in a bank robbery that took place Friday afternoon.

Wells Fargo - 600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 100

Wells Fargo – 600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 100

Officers were called to the Wells Fargo located at 600 Thimble Shoals Blvd. around 1:15 p.m.

Their preliminary investigation revealed a black male entered the bank, pulled clothing over his face, walked up to a teller and demanded money.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the male fled the location.

Officers currently have one person of interest detained.

There was no weapon displayed during the robbery.