Police looking for man in connection with Newport News Shell station robbery

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are looking for a suspect from a robbery that took place at a Shell Gas station in Newport News on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Police say that the suspect went into the Shell station on 12900 Jefferson Avenue and acted like he was on his cellphone while the clerk attended to another customer.

After that customer left, the suspect pulled a silver revolver from his waistband, placed on the counter in font of the clerk and demanded money. The clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money from the register.

Two other Shell employees were in the store at the time of the robbery. No one was injured during the incident.

Police describe the suspect as a black man between 6′ and 6′ 1″ with a medium build who was last seen dressed in dark-colored pants, a burgundy long-sleeve t-shirt and a dark-colored baseball hat.

Police are also looking for the man below. Police say he is not a suspect. He is a customer who police believe may have made observations that could help them solve this case.

If you recognize this man or know anything about this armed business robbery call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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