Virginia Beach student robbed at gunpoint while walking to school

Posted at 4:15 PM, Feb 02, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police are investigating after a high school student was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday.

The high school student was reportedly walking to school just before 7 a.m. when a unknown suspect approached him/her.

The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money then ran off and was last seen heading towards Beaufain Blvd., in the Charlestown Lakes neighborhood.

The student was not injured in the incident.

Tina Devault lives right next to where the incident happened. She's hoping cameras on her home can help people find the suspect.

"I was up at that time and I'm surprised I didn't see anything going on at all," said Devault. "I have a nine-year-old and that terrifies me a lot because he likes to come outside."

The suspect has been described as a light skinned black male, 5'8-5'10, wearing jeans and black shoes.

If you were in the area this morning and saw anything suspicious, or have any information that may help police call the Virginia Beach Police Detective Bureau at (757) 385-4101 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.