Update: Woman raped during first of two home invasions in Newport News

Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-21 07:31:56-04

Newport News, Va. – A woman was raped during the first of two home invasions early Sunday morning on Wickham Ave. in Newport News.

Police say the black man in his mid-20s armed with a handgun initially forced his way into an apartment around 2:20 am and demanded money. They say the man sexually assaulted the female resident and took keys to the victim’s car.

The man then forced the woman and a male occupant of the residence into the common area of the building where he forced his way into a second apartment that was occupied by two women. After taking a purse from the second apartment, the man left, taking the first victim’s car.

The car was recovered about 8:00 A.M. at Jefferson Avenue and 12th Street.

The man is described as 5’8” – 6’ tall, with a short afro. He was wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and sneakers.

All four victims are in their mid and late fifties.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers are reminded that they may remain totally anonymous, are never required to appear in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.