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Arrest Made in April Robbery, JCCPD Thanks Community

JCCPD has made an arrest in connection to an April robbery and an attempted robbery incident. (Courtesy of JCCPD)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — The James City County Police Department (JCCPD) announced the arrest of a suspect involved in an April Robbery.

The suspect was identified through the help of informed citizens that reached out to provide local law enforcement with credible information during the investigation. This information helped investigators to properly identify the female suspect as Heather Krinks, a 35-year-old from Newport News, VA.

Krinks’s first incident took place on Apr. 27 at the Exxon located at 4625 Monticello Ave.

According to a release from JCCPD, “A female subject purchased a pack of Marlboro Menthol 72 cigarettes and then demanded all the money from the cash register drawer. She arrived and left the business as a back seat passenger in a champagne or silver GMC Yukon which was last seen crossing Monticello Avenue onto News Road.”

About a week later, on Apr. 27, Krinks surfaced at 4197 Centerville Road where she purchased beverages and then demanded all the money from the cash register.

According to the release, “The clerk refused to provide the money and told the female to leave the store which she did. The female was last seen leaving as a passenger in a GMC Yukon.”

Investigators located and contacted Krinks at a relative’s address in Newport News. The suspect was transported to the Law Enforcement Center where she was interviewed by investigators. During this interview, law enforcement received “sufficient information to charge Krinks with robbery and attempted robbery.”

Krinks has since been transported to Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. She is being held with no bond.

“The Criminal Investigations Unit would like to thank those who reached out and encourage continued community involvement from its citizens,” JCCPD said in the release. 

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