Newport News Police investigating armed robbery at cell phone store

Posted at 2:30 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 14:30:42-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News Police Department is investigating after a cell phone store was robbed Thursday morning.

Police said that at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, dispatch received a call for a business robbery at the Boost Mobile, located in the 14300 block of Warwick Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they learned that an unknown male entered the Boost Mobile, brandished a knife and demanded money. The offender took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the business.

No injuries were reported, and the investigation remains ongoing.

If you know anything about this business robbery or can identify the offender, call the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP (1–888–562–5887), or go online at