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Suffolk Police looking for suspect who robbed BayPort Credit Union at gunpoint

Also robbed BB&T Bank on April 30
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Posted at 10:31 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 18:19:28-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police are looking for the person who robbed a local credit union at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon.

Around 4:03 p.m., dispatchers received a call for a robbery that happened at the BayPort Credit Union in the 1000 block of University Boulevard.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect entered the credit union, showed a gun and demanded money. He fled on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.

No one was hurt during this robbery.

Police describe the suspect, identified as 36-year-old Jayson Aloysha Newkirk, as a Black male who is 6'1" tall and weighs 208 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket over a white sweatshirt, dark pants and white shoes. Police have released surveillance footage of him, which can be seen above.

Officials say he is the same person who robbed the BB&T Bank in the 1500 block of N. Main Street on April 30.

Police have secured warrants for Newkirk on multiple charges including two counts of Robbery, two counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of Felony and two counts of Abduction.

The investigations remain ongoing at this time, and police say additional charges may be filed.

If you can identify this person or if you have any information about this robbery, you are asked to contact Suffolk Police or the Suffolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted online at P3Tips.com.

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