Three teens arrested for robbing Christopher Newport University students at gunpoint

Posted at 9:09 PM, Oct 16, 2016

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Two Christopher Newport University students were robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening.

Around 7:45 p.m., police were called to the first block of Shoe Lane to investigate a robbery report.

Officers located two victims, both CNU students, one a 21-year-old man and the other a 20-year-old man.

The victims told police that they were walking the area of Show Lane and N. Moore’s Lane when they were approached by three people with guns.

The suspects demanded property from the victims and took a cell phone, wallet and laptop among other things before getting into a black Nissan SUV and driving away.

Christopher Newport University Police were notified and an alert was sent to students around 9 p.m.

Newport News Police located the SUV in the 700 block of 74th Street around two hours after university police were notified. As officers approached the vehicle, the occupants got out and ran. Officers located and detained three people that had run from the SUV.

Further investigation led to the arrest of a 17-year-old and 15-year-old boys. There were both charged with one count of robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm under the age of 18.

A 17-year-old girl was charged with one count of accessory after the fact.

Police discovered that the SUV had been reported as stolen from the 300 block of Hidenwood Drive on October 14.