Newport City Inn and Suites robbed

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Authorities are actively investigating a robbery that took place in Newport last night.

Police say they were notified of an alleged robbery at the Newport Inn and Suites on Main Street at around 11:00 p.m.

A man is said to have approached an employee demanding cash and claiming he had a gun.

Police say he did not display a weapon.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash on foot.

Police searched the area with a K-9 and tracked to a nearby area before losing the scent.

The suspect is described as a man with long brown hair, of average build, approximately 6 feet tall, and was wearing a gray Carhartt hoodie at the time of the incident.

Newport police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect, and anyone with information about the robbery is being asked to contact the department at 802-334-6733.

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