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BRIEF: Hampton police investigating robbery at TitleMax

May 23, 2014

By Sarah Pawlowski, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)

May 23--HAMPTON -- Hampton police are looking for a suspect they said robbed a TitleMax car loan business Friday morning.

Police responded to an alarm at the business in the 3000 block of West Mercury Boulevard at 9:28 a.m. Friday, police spokeswoman Cpl. Mary Shackelford said in a news release.

The investigation revealed that the suspect entered the business, pulled out a gun and demanded money, Shackelford said. The suspect fled on foot toward Butternut Road with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, she said.

Customers were inside the business during the robbery, but no injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a tall, thin, African-American male. He was last seen wearing a black hat, gold aviator sunglasses, a black sweatshirt with lettering on the back, dark jeans and work boots.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or anonymous Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


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