Police arrest Newport News bank robbery suspect

Posted at 10:40 AM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 19:43:58-05

Marrio D’Rontrell Ashlock

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police have arrested the man who they say robbed a BayPort Credit Union in the 3700 block of Huntington Avenue.

27-year-old Marrio D’Rontrell Ashlock was taken into custody Monday for the robbery, which happened on February 1.

On Thursday, police dispatchers got a call about the incident around 2 p.m. and were advised that a man entered the bank and passed a note demanding cash to the teller. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled south on Huntington Avenue.

No weapon was displayed and no one was injured during this incident.

Police said Deputy Blythe and K9 Cooper helped at the scene of the robbery.