13-year-old girl arrested for robbing 12-year-old boy at gunpoint in Hampton

Posted at 4:40 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-11 08:30:06-04

HAMPTON, Va. - The Hampton Police Division arrested a 13-year-old girl who is from Newport News on Thursday in connection to a robbery that happened in the 100 block of Newmarket Fair Mall.

Dispatchers received the call around 1:11 p.m. Wednesday.

An investigation revealed that the victim, a 12-year-old Hampton boy, was with the suspect when she pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's cell phone.

After the boy gave her the cell phone, the suspect ran away. Officers surveyed the area before locating and taking the suspect into custody a short time later.

News 3's Aleah Hordges spoke with neighbors who live behind Newmarket Fair Mall.

"We have a few teenagers back here and some small kids and stuff," Jessica Anglin said.

They said the crime comes as a shock and are putting the blame on parents by wishing they were more cautious.

"I do wish people would be a little more careful, like lock them up so their kids can't get to them and stuff like that," mentioned Rin Harper. "Just be mindful of who's around them in the house."

The girl has been charged with two counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, one count of Abduction and one count of Assault on a Police Officer.