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Hampton police search for carjacking suspects

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Jul 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-11 14:09:25-04

Hampton, Va. – Hampton police are searching for suspects in a robbery and carjacking that happened yesterday.

Police say at 12:25 a.m., Hampton Emergency Communications received a 911 call in reference to a robbery and carjacking that occurred in the first block of Santa Barbara Drive. 

According to officials, the victim arrived home and was approached by two unknown suspects as he was getting out of his vehicle. The first suspect brandished a firearm, and demanded money and the victim’s car keys. He then assaulted the victim. The suspects then drove away from the scene in the victim’s Tan 2001 Toyota Camry bearing Virginia handicapped license plates 3461N. 

The suspects are described as black males in their early 20s, between 5’10 and 6’2. They are described to be between 160 pounds to 190 pounds.

Police say the first suspect was last seen wearing a white polo shirt, tan colored pants, and armed with a firearm. The second suspect was last seen wearing a grey shirt and light colored pants.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court.  If a Crime Line call results in an arrest, the caller is eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00.  You can also send an anonymous tip via text message to the Hampton Police Division by texting the keyword 757HPD and your tip to 847411 (tip411). Please be advised that the anonymous texting is not affiliated with Crime Line.