Young children home alone during home invasion

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Police say three young children were home alone Tuesday when two suspects forced their way into a Norfolk residence.

According to a post on the Norfolk Police Department’s Facebook page, the 911 call about the incident came in to dispatchers around 3:45 p.m. from a home in the 1000 block of Louisa Street. Police said three children — an eight-year-old boy, five-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl — were alone when two suspects broke into the home.

WAVY/Joel Hilton
WAVY/Joel Hilton

Police said the suspects sent the children into a back room, while they took items from the home.

Police said the suspects fled in an unknown direction after the incident.

The children were not hurt.

No one at the home wanted to talk to WAVY.com about the incident Wednesday. A property owner, who does not live at the home, said someone kicked in the back door during the home invasion, and he was working to replace it.

Neighbor Jeffery Walker saw the police cars from his home.

Scene of home invasion in Norfolk. (WAVY/Joel Hilton)
Scene of home invasion in Norfolk. (WAVY/Joel Hilton)

“By me living in the neighborhood, naturally, you know I’m concerned about that,” he said. “I just pray that it doesn’t ever happen over here. I’m just glad nobody got hurt.”

Police said they had not charged anyone in the incident and were still investigating Wednesday.

Suspect descriptions provided by Norfolk Police:

  • Suspect # 1 is described as: A black male, light complexion, thin build, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a red and white scarf over his face
  • Suspect # 2 is described as: A black male, dark complexion, wearing a blue and black shirt, with a blue baseball cap, and armed with a handgun

If you have any information about what happened or who the suspects are, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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