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Police make arrest in Newport News armed bank robbery

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Posted at 7:17 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 19:22:00-04

Jamari Dalton Saunders-Lewis – charged with one count of robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police have arrested 19-year-old Jamari Dalton Saunders-Lewis in connection with a robbery at the Virginia Educator’s Credit Union.

On September 1, 2016, police responded to the credit union, located in the 800 block of Main Street.

Investigators say the suspect, wearing a mask and armed with a handgun, robbed the bank and ran away with cash.

On March 29, police secured warrants for Saunders-Lewis for his involvement in the robbery. The warrants were served on April 2 and he was taken into custody by Hampton Police.

He is charged with one count of robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.