NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk police are looking for three men accused of three armed robberies in Norfolk and one in Virginia Beach, early Thursday morning. Police said all the incidents happened within minutes of each other.
The first call came in around 3:05 a.m. near the intersection of West 24th Street and Colonial Avenue. The victim told police that while he was walking near the intersection a dark-colored SUV pulled up next to him and two men exited the vehicle. Police say the men robbed the victim at gunpoint.
About five minutes later, another victim near the 100 block of W. 21st Street called police and said he had been robbed at gunpoint by two men in a dark-colored SUV.
Then at 3:20 a.m., police received another report of an armed robbery with the same description happening in the 1000 block of W. 39th Street.
People in the area have said they’ve come to expect crime in the neighborhood.
“It’s kinda rough out here, kinda dangerous because you have to watch your surroundings when you’re walking. You always gotta keep your eyes open,” nearby resident Ronald Duck said.
Norfolk police then confirmed the suspects had also robbed an individual near the 7-Eleven on Bonney Road and Boggs Avenue S. in the Thalia Village Shoppes in Virginia Beach, around 2:08 a.m.
Police say the suspects are described as:
- Suspect 1: Light-skinned black man, 5’6” – 6’0”, 20-22 years old, thin build, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and jogging pants
- Suspect 2: Dark-skinned black man, 5’8”-5’10”, 190-200 pounds, wearing a jacket with an “8 ball” design on the back
- Suspect 3 (Driver): Black man, unknown description
If you have any information about this crime, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.