Newport News Police searching for home invasion suspects

Posted at 4:59 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 16:59:18-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police department is investigating a home invasion that happened in the first block of Henry Clay Drive Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities were alerted of the incident at 11:34 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, the victim, a 53-year-old Newport News man, told them he was getting ready to leave his home when an unknown man opened the door and pointed a gun at him, backing him into another room.

The victim said the suspect kept demanding money before going to the front door motioning for a second suspect to come inside the home. The second suspect entered the home with a gun and held the victim at gunpoint while the first suspect searched the home.

The victim handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the first suspect, who also took the victim’s wallet.

A struggle ensued at some point during this incident, and the victim was hit with the gun. The victim was able to run out the back door after the struggle.

The first suspect is described as a dark skinned man, and the second victim is described as being light skinned. Photos of only the second suspect have been made available.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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