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Look at these photos and watch the video. Then call police if you have information

NEWPORT NEWS — Police are searching for a man they say robbed a convenience store Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities also are asking the public’s help in identifying the man  —police released surveillance photos and video footage of the suspected robber.

Officers responded to the incident at Tinee Giant convenience store, 12596 Warwick Blvd. at around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

There, a store clerk told police an unidentified man with a handgun went in the store and demanded money.

Police said the clerk complied and the suspect took the cash then fled on foot northbound from the store.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a white man wearing a black hooded jacket, a black mask over his face, and red and white pajama-style pants.

Authorities ask anyone who may have information about the robbery, or the identity of the suspect to 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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