Senior citizen robbed at gunpoint while doing yard work in Yorktown

Posted at 11:48 AM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 19:43:52-04

YORKTOWN, Va. - A senior citizen was robbed while mowing his lawn in Yorktown and now two people are facing charges.

It happened on May 28 on the 100 block of Oak Street around 5 p.m.

The two teens are accused of approaching the man wearing black hooded sweatshirts, according to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

They said the suspects drove up in a van, pulled out guns and demanded money from the 74-year-old victim.

The victim was able to give a description of the teens and they were found in Newport News, according to law enforcement.

18-year-old Superia Pittman and 19-year-old Kavion Smith were both arrested for robbery, abduction and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

They are expected in front of a judge on June 25.

Both are being held in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, according to the website.