Norfolk Police investigate three early-morning armed robberies by men in SUV

Posted at 9:51 AM, May 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-07 14:31:47-04

Norfolk, Va. - Norfolk police are investigating three early-morning armed robberies that appear to have been committed by the same three people.

The first robbery occurred shortly after 3am at W. 24th Street and Colonial Avenue. A man told police that while he was walking near the intersection a dark colored SUV pulled up and two men demanded money at gunpoint. The man complied and the suspects fled. The man was not injured.

A short time later in the 100 block of W. 21st Street around 3:10 am, another man called police and stated that he was just approached by a dark-colored SUV.

Again, two men armed with guns got out and demanded money from him. The man quickly ran away without giving them any money. The suspects then fled the area in the same vehicle.

About 10 minutes later, at 3:20 am, police received another call for an individual robbery that just occurred in the 1000 block of W. 39th Street. Two men, who are not ODU students, told police that they were standing near their vehicle when a dark-colored SUV pulled up.

Again, two men go out and robbed them at gunpoint. The suspects fled prior to police arrival. The victims were not injured during the robbery.

In all three robberies the three suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: Light skinned black man, 5’6” – 6’0”, 20-22 years old, thin build, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, and jogging pants.

Suspect 2: Dark skinned black man, 5’8”-5’10”, 190-200 pounds, wearing a jacket with an “8 ball” design on the back.

Suspect 3 (Driver): Black man, unknown description.

The Norfolk Police Detective Division is actively investigating all three incidents, and is encouraging anyone who knows anything about these robberies to call the Norfolk Crime Line at CALL: 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or TEXT: "NORFOLK" and your tip information to 274637 (CRIMES) or submit a web tip by clicking the link