Store owner in Newport News pulls gun on would-be robber

Store owner in Newport News pulls gun on would-be robber

Store owner in Newport News pulls gun on would-be robber

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 10:22 AM

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NEWPORT NEWS -- A man who wanted to rob a store in Newport News got a surprise - the owner working there had a gun of his own.  

Police say the man saw the robber just as he was about to go into the Exxon gas station/mini-mart at 14793 Warwick Blvd. just before midnight April 4.

Pictures from surveillance video show the man with a white bandanna over his face entering the store, man inside pointing the gun and then running out, apparently when the owner pulled his own gun, said spokesman Harold Eley.

Anyone with information about the would-be robber should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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