On February 7, 2017, at 4:07 AM officers were dispatched to the Days Inn at 11829 Fishing Point Drive, Newport News, in reference to a business robbery. On scene, the clerk advised he had been robbed by a masked male with a knife. The clerk was working in the back office with the lobby door locked when he heard the doorbell ring at the front entrance. The clerk pushed the button to open the doors and an unknown white male wearing a black mask and black clothing entered the business with a knife in his right hand and demanded “Give me all the money.” The clerk complied and the man took cash then ran out the back door toward Jefferson Avenue.
This suspect appears to be the same as the suspect in the recently released robberies of February 1, 2017, February 4, in Newport News and January 31, 2017 in Yorktown.
Police are requesting assistance in locating this individual so an arrest can be made.