VIDEO: Man tries to rob Newport News dollar store

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 19 at 1:00 PM

NEWPORT NEWS -- Police released surveillance video of a suspect they believe stole cash from a Newport News Family Dollar store on Sunday.

Police say the suspect entered the store in the 6000 block of Jefferson Ave. around 7 p.m. and stole cash from an employee's purse in the stock room.  

The suspect also went behind the counter and attempted to pry the register open before leaving the store, police said.

The suspect  is described as a young black male, possibly in his 20s.

Anyone who recognizes this man is asked to call the Newport News Police Department and ask for Detective O’Mara at 928-4605 or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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