Police: Woman robs credit union in Newport News

Photo: Newport News police
Photo: Newport News police

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a woman robbed the 1st Advantage Federal Credit union at 12891 Jefferson Avenue Friday evening.

Joe Fisher/WAVY Photo
Joe Fisher/WAVY Photo

Dispatchers received a call about the incident at 4:49 p.m.

Officers responded and were told the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller and passed a note implying that employees would get hurt if she did not get cash.

A weapon was never seen. The teller gave the suspect cash, and she then left the building.

No injuries were reported.

Police described the suspect as a black female in her 50s or 60s, with a medium build and wearing a short, black wig, a black jacket and black pants.

Police say that 45 minutes earlier, a woman matching the same description went into an Old Point National Bank on Warwick Boulevard, and was reportedly acting suspiciously.

She left the bank in a white truck after tellers asked her if she needed any help.

The suspect walked with a slight limp and was carrying a red shoulder bag, police say.

If you know anything about this incident, call the Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.