Crime Line

Newport News Crime Line – Week of March 20, 2017

Bank Robbery

I’m Assistant Public Information Officer, MPO Brandon Maynard.  The Newport News Police need your help to solve a recent bank robbery.

On March 20, 2016, at 9:59 AM, an unknown man entered the 1rst Advantage Federal Credit Union in the 12400 block of Warwick Boulevard, robbed a bank customer, then robbed the bank.  We need your help to identify this man and bring him to justice.

The man displayed a handgun, approaching two tellers and a female customer, who was opening an account with her money lying open on a desk. The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion, 5’9” – 6’0” in height, 30-40 years of age, of medium build.  He was last seen wearing a green short-sleeved shirt with a white/yellow emblem, khaki pants, a long-sleeved black shirt, white shoes, black mask, and pink gloves; and was armed with a black/chrome handgun.

The suspect took cash from one teller, and the customer. He fled the bank northbound on foot. There were no injuries in this robbery incident.

If you know anything about this robbery, or the man responsible, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Remember, Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court, and could be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to an arrest. Information can also be sent by text message to For the Newport News Crime Line I'm MPO Brandon Maynard.

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