Seven armed robberies reported in Norfolk in three days

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — There were seven separate armed robberies reported within a three-day span in Norfolk, police say.

The robberies all happened between November 26 and November 29:

  • November 26 at 4:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Carolina Avenue
  • November 27 at 9:15 p.m. in the 2800 block of Middle Town Crescent
  • November 27 at 10:05 p.m. in the 4200 block of Newport Avenue
  • November 27 at 10:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of Hanover Avenue
  • November 28 at 10:35 p.m. in the 3200 block of Woodland Avenue
  • November 29 at 12:10 a.m. in the 8300 block of Guam Parkway
  • November 29 at 6:22 p.m. in the 900 block of Marietta Avenue

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No one was injured in any of the robberies.

In each case, police say victims have reported one or two suspects approached them, showed a gun and demanded they hand over their belongings. Once the suspects got the victim’s things, they fled. A vehicle has been involved in most of the robberies, but reports have varied as to the make, model and color. Several victims described the suspect vehicle as a silver or gray four-door sedan.

Each victim appears to have been randomly targeted and did not know the suspects, according to police.

Murat Bakrici, a graduate student, said he became a victim at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

“They point their guns to me,” he told 10 On Your Side’s Stephanie Harris. “They were very quick and one of them put me down, other one got into the car other, one took my bag and checking all my pockets.”

Bakrici said the suspects got away with two cell phones, some cash and a flash drive with months of research on it.

“I can’t sleep well,” he said. “It’s just, you know, how dare you took my phone… my money.”

Police described the suspects as black males between 19 and 23-years-old and about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall. In each robbery, the suspects were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and dark clothing with masks covering their faces.

Bakrici said they had covered the license plate so he couldn’t read it.

If you know anything about any of these robberies, you’re asked to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.