Suspect detained in connection with Newport News business robbery

Posted at 6:51 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 01:08:30-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department has detained a suspect in connection with a business robbery that happened in the 100 block of Ottis Street Thursday.

Officers were dispatched at 5:16 p.m. When they arrived, they met with the owner of the business, who advised that an unknown individual approached him, displayed a weapon and demanded cash.

After taking cash, the individual left the establishment.

The suspect was described as a black male who is bald and was last seen wearing a white shirt.

At 8:21 p.m., police announced a suspect had been detained.

No injuries were reported.

This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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