Woman accused of robbing credit union, scoping out banks in Newport News

Newport News police said a woman robbed the 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, located at 12891 Jefferson Avenue, on November 25, 2016.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Police believe the woman accused of robbing a credit union may have scouted other potential targets hours before the robbery.

Officers were at 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, located at 12891 Jefferson Avenue, around 4:45 p.m. on November 25.

A woman entered the building and handed a teller a note that suggested employees would get hurt if she did not get money. Once she had it, the woman left the credit union.

Someone matching the woman's description was in Old Point National Bank, located at 13801 Warwick Boulevard, at 3:20 p.m. Employees said she acted suspiciously, and when they asked if she needed help, she left the bank, then left the area in a white truck that was parked across the street.

At 1:04 PM a woman who also matched the description of the credit union robber entered Wells Fargo Bank, located at 11006 Warwick Boulevard.  Employees said the woman looked around then left the bank without approaching tellers.

Surveillance footage from each location showed the woman enter and exit the buildings.

Anyone who recognizes the woman can contact Newport News Police Department using Crime Line. The number is 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


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