Credit union robbery leads to police chase in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A robbery at a credit union led to a police chase on Interstate 64 in Newport News on Wednesday morning.

Newport News Police said that they received a call at 9:44 a.m. of a robbery at BayPort Credit Union, located at 12312 Warwick Boulevard.  

Police have arrested Kenneth Brown, 22, and two male juveniles, one is 16-years-old and another is 15.

A man reportedly entered the credit union and handed over a note demanding money. He was given an undisclosed amount of money, and fled the scene.

With a quick response time from police, officers were able to locate the getaway car and several suspects inside.

The vehicle failed to stop for police, and instead headed west on I-64 toward Jefferson Avenue. Virginia State Police said the suspects reached speeds of 65 miles per hour, but a running road block on the interstate was able to stop the vehicle shortly after 10 a.m.

The suspect's tried to escape, hitting a trooper's vehicle, but were unable to get away. Police took them into custody without further incident.

The trooper was not hurt in the crash.

During the pursuit, a Newport News police unit was also involved in an accident with a pickup truck at Operations Drive and Jefferson Avenue. No injuries were reported in that accident.

Brown has been charged with Robbery, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Grand Larceny, Burglary, and Obtaining Money by False Pretenses.

The two juvelnies were charged with Robbery and Conspiracy.

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