Hampton Police investigate robbery after 75-year-old man carjacked while checking mail

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Posted at 9:19 PM, Feb 20, 2021

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in connection with a robbery/carjacking incident that occurred Saturday night.

At 7:28 p.m., officials received a call in reference to a carjacking that had just occurred in the 1st block of Mizzen Circle.

According to the investigation, a 75-year-old Hampton man, was checking his mail when he was approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect displayed a gun and demanded the vehicle.

The suspects fled the area in the Hampton man's dark blue 2019 Ford Escape with Virginia license plates, XPJ-1503. The vehicle was last seen in the direction of Silver Isles.

Police described the suspect as a Black man, 5'8", last seen wearing dark head covering, dark grey sweater, and blue jeans.

If you or anyone you know has information that will assist police, they are encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip by visiting our secure tip form at Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court. If a Crime Line tip results in an arrest, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00.