On June 23, 2017, at 2:05 PM, Newport News Communications received a call of a bank robbery at Towne Bank located at 1 Old Oyster Point Road. It was revealed that an unknown black male described to be in his 50’s with facial hair, wearing a blue shirt with red stripes, and faded blue jeans robbed the Towne Bank. The suspect entered the bank, approached a teller passing a note demanding money. The suspect also placed a handgun on the counter during the robbery. An undisclosed amount of money was placed in a bag and he fled the bank.
After fleeing the bank, a dye pack activated. The suspect fled to the Intown Suites next to the bank and got into a white sedan being driven by another unknown black male and they fled the area south on Old Oyster Point Road. Some money was recovered at the scene, but it is unknown how much the suspect fled with. There were no reported injuries and police are still investigating.