Suffolk Police arrest BayPort Credit Union robbery suspect

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Posted at 10:31 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-19 10:51:53-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police have arrested the person accused of robbing a local credit union at gunpoint on May 4.

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 identified the suspect as 36-year-old Jayson Aloysha Newkirk.

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 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.

On Wednesday police said Newkirk was arrested without incident Tuesday, May 18 in Newport News as a result of a combined effort of the Newport News Police Department, Hampton Police Department, and the Suffolk Police Department. He was transported to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail and is held with no bond.

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