NORFOLK, Va. - Two women and two toddlers were kidnapped at gunpoint in Norfolk on October 16, and police are continuing to search for the people responsible.
“I just tried to help them,” said one man, who said he called 911. We are not releasing his name to protect his identity.
He said, “When they knocked on the door I answered, and they were just upset. They said, 'We need some help.'”
He said the women said they’d been held at gunpoint.
Another neighbor told News 3 he heard the women screaming outside.
“They came in. They were afraid. I called the police. They told me they had been kidnapped,” he said.
Court records give insight into the terrifying ordeal.
They state the two women went to a home on Ruffin Street around 10:30 a.m. on October 16 to pick up items for a man who had been arrested the day before.
When they got into his house, the records say they were met inside by two suspects who were armed with handguns.
The men demanded money and a backpack, but the documents say the victims claimed to have no idea what they were talking about.
They said they were forced into a bathroom and overheard the suspects speaking with a third person on the phone who said to shoot the girls.
They were then put into a Mercedes and driven to a home on Berkley Avenue. Court documents say one suspect kicked open the front door and forced one of the women to look for the money.
Records indicate the victims were eventually able to get away and get help.
“They were crying. They were very upset,” said the man who called 911. “It was kind of cold that day, so we tried make sure they were warm.”
Police said no one was hurt during the incident.
Authorities said if you have any information about what happened, you are asked to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).