I’m Assistant Public Information Officer, Brandon Maynard. Newport News Police need your help to solve a case involving carjacking and robbery.
On October15, 2016 at 10:15 pm Newport News police officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Roam Ct. in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival they met three victims who stated they were robbed and their car taken. We need your help to solve this violent crime and bring the guilty to justice.
The victim in the driver seat stated she pulled into a parking space and an unknown black male knocked on the window asking for spare change. The man then produced a handgun and demanded money. At the same time a second black male approached the passenger side front window. He also produced a firearm and ordered the front seat passenger out of the vehicle. During the robbery all three victims were ordered out of the vehicle and placed on the ground while the suspects rummaged through their belongings throwing everything out of the vehicle except credit cards. The suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle, a 2011 Ford Focus, last seen traveling southbound on Marshall Ave. There were no injuries reported and there is no suspect description. This carjacking/robbery remains under investigation.
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