3 teens charged in armed robbery of 2 CNU students

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Newport News say three teenagers have been charged in connection with an armed robbery of two Christopher Newport University students.

Officers were called to an area around Shoe Lane at 7:50 p.m. Sunday for a reported robbery.

A 21-year-old man and 20-year-old man said they were walking around Shoe Lane and Moore’s Lane when three people armed with handguns approached them and demanded their property.

These suspects allegedly took several items — including a cell phone, wallet containing cash and credit/gift cards and a laptop — from the students. The suspects then took off in a black Nissan SUV towards Avenue of the Arts.

Police say the investigation led officers to the 700 block of 74th Street.

The occupants of a SUV — which police say was later determined to have been stolen on Oct. 14 — got out and ran from the area as officers approached. Officers were able to detain three of the suspects who ran.

A 17 and 15-year-old boy were both charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm under the age of 18.

A 17-year-old girl was charged one count of accessory after the fact. Police say an investigation into the robbery is ongoing.

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