Monday, June 24, 2024

These guys robbed a local AT&T store, police say. Cops need your help catching them

James City County Police need the public's help in finding these men. Police say the suspects robbed a local AT&T store. (WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County Police)
James City County Police need the public’s help in finding these men. Police say the suspects robbed a local AT&T store. (WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County Police)

James City County Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two men they say robbed a local AT&T store Monday night.

The only description police provided was the suspects are “black males wearing black zip up hoodies, ski masks and gloves.”

Stephanie Williams, spokeswoman for JCC Police, said it’s unclear whether the suspects had a car because the pair left through the back door.

Williams also didn’t have further description of the suspects.

Officers were called to the AT&T Store, 5227-C Monticello Ave. at around 7:45 pm. Monday.

An employee told officers two unidentified men came into the store, “displayed a silver handgun and pushed her forcefully to the rear of the business demanding that she open multiple safes,” according to a police news release.

“When they demanded that she open the other safes, she told them that she did not have a key and was unable to open them,” police wrote in the news release. “They pushed her back onto the sales floor and fled through the rear of the store.”

No injuries were reported.

Authorities said the store manager is checking the inventory to see if there were any merchandise missing.

Police did not provide any other details about the incident but are asking anyone who may have information to call JCC Police at 757-603-6033 or

Tipsters can also call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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