Police suspect teens involved in assaults, robbery

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police are investigating two assaults and a robbery that happened along on stretch of Norfolk Avenue over the last month.

Police spokesman Jimmy Cason said the cases happened on Saturday, August 2, Sunday, August 24, and Monday August 25. According to incident reports, the assaults and robbery occurred between 8 p.m. and midnight each time. Cason said all happened between the 600 and 1000 blocks of Norfolk Avenue.

In each case, the suspects are a group of people who appear to be teenagers.

Residents taking advantage of the bike and pedestrian path on Norfolk Avenue said they haven’t noticed anything suspicious. One woman did say she’s heard of an incident where two women were pushed off their bikes by teenagers, who then stole the bikes.

“I haven’t seen it myself,” Candice Wilson said, as she walked her dog Tuesday evening.

Wilson did add she’s seen more police officers off Norfolk Avenue than she’s seen in previous summers.

“It’s very noticeable,” she said. “So I think that’s good.”

Police said they haven’t made any arrests related to the assaults and robbery. If you know anything that could help police find the suspects, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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