Newport News Police investigating armed robbery that left clerk injured

Posted at 7:14 PM, Feb 14, 2020

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News Police Department responded to an armed robbery at a Speedway on Jefferson Avenue Friday night.

According to police, the call came in at 6:12 p.m. for a business robbery at 11702 Jefferson Avenue.

When officers arrived, they learned that a male and a female entered the business and demanded cash. One of them was armed with a firearm, and the other sprayed an unknown substance at the clerk.

The two took an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and fled the area in a gray SUV.

The clerk was treated at the scene for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, according to police.

There is currently no suspect information, and the investigation remains ongoing. If you or someone you know has information in this case that could lead to an arrest, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online at