Newport News Police search for suspects after two home invasions on same night

Posted at 11:54 AM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 17:12:07-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police are looking for two men wanted for two home invasion robberies that happened Tuesday night.

At 10:45 p.m., Newport News Police were called to the first block of Frederick Drive where a 34-year-old man advised he had been robbed by two unknown men, both armed with handguns.

The victim said he was sitting on his back patio when he heard a male’s voice demanding his laptop. He said the suspects then forced him into his home and took his cash and credit cards before fleeing.

At 11:08 p.m., a 70-year-old man was in his home in the 400 block of Lester Road when he heard a knock on the door. When he opened it, he said males attempted to rob him. The suspects produced handguns and attempted to force their way in, while demanding the victim’s wallet. The victim yelled and the men fled, taking nothing.

These incidents occurred a half mile from each other, and 20 minutes apart.

The first suspect was described as a black male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 16 and 24 years of age with an athletic build, close cut hair, medium complexion, wearing a black t-shirt. He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

The second suspect was described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, between 16 and 24 years of age with a medium build, no facial hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a black banana covering his face. He was armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.