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Two men sought for attempted armed robbery in Hampton

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Oct 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-29 23:26:24-04

Hampton Police are looking for two men who they believe are responsible for a robbery at the Buckroe Beach Market on Monday night.

Police say they were notified of an alarm activation at 9:41 p.m. at the Buckroe Beach Market in the 200 block of Buckroe Avenue.

The investigation revealed that two armed suspects entered the store and fired shots at the employee in the store.

They demanded money from the employee but fled before obtaining the cash.

No one was injured.

Police immediately responded and spotted two men matching the description of the suspects getting into a 1983 Chevrolet that had been parked in the 2400 block of East Pembroke Avenue.

When police attempted to stop the vehicle, two of the three occupants ran away.

powell, jaquan lashawnThe first suspect has been identified as, Jaquan Lashawn Powell, a 20-year-old Newport News man who has active warrants for one count of Burglary While Armed, one count of Attempt Robbery, one count of Attempt Maiming, one count of Shooting in an Occupied Dwelling, four counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission and one count of Wearing a Mask in Public.

Northcutt, Rakeem DejonteThe second suspect has been identified as, Rakeem Dejonte Northcutt, a 21-year-old Newport News man who has active warrants on file for one count of Burglary While Armed, one count of Attempt Robbery, one count of Attempt Maiming, one count of Shooting in an occupied Dwelling, four counts Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Mcphail, Clinton TThe third occupant in the car has been identified as 23-year-old Clinton T. Mcphail. He was arrested and charged with one count of Burglary While Armed, four counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, one count of Attempt Robbery, one count of Attempt Maiming and one count of Shooting in an Occupied Dwelling. He is currently in the custody of the Hampton Sheriff’s Office.

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

The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.