Chesapeake home invaded by five suspects, one injured

Posted at 7:46 AM, Oct 18, 2016

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Police responded to 1100 South Military Highway, lot 87 of the Providence Mobile Court, for a home invasion on Monday night.

At approximately 9:40 p.m. officers arrived at the scene and found that the invasion was carried out by five black males.

The suspects were wearing all black clothing and approached the first victim, Albert Equals, outside the trailer. The suspects then assaulted Equals and went into the trailer and assaulted the second victim, Keith Mickson.

While inside the trailer, two suspects held the victims at gunpoint. The suspects then took a purse from the third victim, Denise Bancroft, and Equals' wallet.

The suspects fled the area in a large gold colored sedan.

Mickson was injured as a result of the assault. He was transported to Chesapeake Regional Hospital with lacerations to his head.

News 3 spoke to Equals, who said the men had stopped by earlier to ask him if he still did tattoos, but he thinks they were scoping out the area.

Equals said the man who was hit in the head was his friend and he had to get staples in his head because the suspects hit him on the back of the head with a gun.

The woman in the house, Denise Bancroft, is Equals' mom and he said she is very scared for her safety after the altercation.

The investigation is ongoing.