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Man and woman rob Newport News gas station on Valentine's Day

One had a gun and the other sprayed the clerk with some kind of substance
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Police say a man and a woman spent their Valentine's Day together holding up a Newport News gas station.

The robbery happened shortly after 6 p.m. at the Speedway located in the 11000 block of Jefferson Avenue.  Investigators say the couple entered the convenience store and demanded cash.

One suspect was armed with a gun, while the other sprayed some kind of substance at the clerk. They took an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled in a gray SUV.

The clerk was treated at the scene by medics for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

There is no suspect information at this time. If you know anything about this robbery, you're asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.