About 12:28 P.M. on March 12, 2016, Police Communications received a call reporting a robbery at Skippers located at 13633 Warwick Boulevard. Police responded and spoke with the victim/owner, a 55-year-old Newport News woman. The victim told officers that the suspect came into the business, implied that he had a weapon and demanded money. The suspect reached across the counter and removed cash from the register and left the area on foot. The victim's husband chased the suspect and retrieved the money. There were no reported injuries.
The suspect is described as a dark skin black male, 35-40 years old, 5'10"-6' tall with a medium build. The suspect was wearing black pants and a black coat with brown fur around the hood.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Crime line callers are reminded that they may remain totally anonymous, are never required to testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest