Two people held at gunpoint during Virginia Beach home invasion

Posted at 6:02 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 19:54:37-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two people were held at gun point and robbed of a large amount of money in a Virginia Beach neighborhood in what one of the victims believes was a targeted invasion.

"They put a gun in my face and a gun in her face and said, 'Give me the bag,'" the victim said.

The home invasion happened at 3 a.m. Monday. The victim, who didn't want to be named, is a licensed gun show vendor. He says he and his business partner had just returned home from a weekend show in Philadelphia when they were attacked.

"They took my wallet, my check book, my keys. He threw my keys and my phone in between the houses when he left," he said.

The two were unloading their truck when the attack happened. He said he always kept his money in a bag after shows, that had already been put in the house.

Luckily he says no one was injured. They waited until they felt they were safe and called police.

Victoria Griffin lives on the same street the home invasion happened.

"I saw two police cars" Griffin said.

She said this isn't the first time there's been trouble in the neighborhood.

"Our cars have been broken into, a few neighbors down the street's cars have been broken into. A few months ago people's cars were vandalized, so yes we have been having some issues here," she said.

Despite recent crime, the victim believe this attack was targeted.

"I think the one guy said to my partner, 'We know you just got back from Philadelphia,' so they knew where we were at," the victim said.

Police are still searching for the attackers and the victim is not sure his money will ever be returned. However, there is still a positive side to this story.

During our interview, three teens found and returned the victim's stolen wallet.

"I am just happy to help," said one of the teens, Jacob Cody.