Man suspected of bank, credit union robberies in Newport News, Hampton

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Updated Friday, May 30 at 7:35 PM

NEWPORT NEWS --Newport News and Hampton police investigating bank robberies now believe they're looking for the same man.

Based on witness and victim descriptions and evidence from each crime scene, police think the same man committed  two robberies in Hampton and one in Newport News starting in late March.

On March 28, 2014 at the Wells Fargo located in the 2000 block of Kecoughtan Road in Hampton. Click here for that story

On April 18, 2014 at the Bayport Credit Union located in the 2300 block of Cunningham Drive in Hampton. Click here for that story

On May 27, 2014 at the Virginia Educators Credit Union located in the 800 block of Main Street in Newport News. Click here for that story

Police say there are similarities between all of the robberies.

"He always passed a note. On his note, he always asked for a certain amount of money. He wasn't violent. And after he got his money, he just left the bank,” Detective LeGrande with the Newport News Police Department said.

Based on how close these banks are to one another, they believe the suspect is probably someone who lives nearby and knows the area well. But they say it is always possible the suspect came from out of town.

"In the past, we've had people come in as far as Richmond to commit robberies and then go back to Richmond,” LeGrande said.

Anyone who can help police identify the man should call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
 

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