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Woman sought in Hampton robbery investigation

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Sep 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-12 16:15:33-04

Hampton Police are looking for a woman in connection with a robbery that happened Tuesday afternoon in the 900 block of North Mallory Street.

Police say they received the call about the robbery at 1:43 p.m.

The victim allegedly approached two unknown people asking if either of them had a cigarette and then followed them to the back of an apartment complex.

One of the two people then brandished a firearm and assaulted the victim while the other suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and cash.

Shanessa Voneek Pittman, 26, is now wanted for robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

At this time in the investigation there is not a complete description to provide for the second suspect involved.

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.