Armed robbery reported at Plato’s Closet in Newport News

Credit: Chris Morris

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Plato’s Closet in the Jefferson Green Shopping Center early Wednesday.

Dispatch said the call came in just after 10 a.m. for units to respond to the 12200 block of Jefferson Avenue. According to police, a man came into the business armed with a knife, stole some cash, then fled the scene on foot. Two clerks were inside the business but there were no reported injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male with small dreads, wearing a black hoody, and a mask.

If you have any information, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.