Verizon store robbed in Newport News

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photo courtesy of Newport News Police Department

Newport News, Va. – Police are investigating a robbery that happened at the Verizon store in the 12000 block of Jefferson Ave near Patrick Henry Mall.

Police say a man entered the store wearing a Halloween mask and armed with a handgun.

The man forced his way in the store through a back entrance and forced three employees that were in the store to a backroom, then left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

He is described as a black male, dressed in all black and wearing a Halloween mask.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Police are asking anyone with information please call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.