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Hampton Police need help identifying carjacking suspect

Suffolk police investigate
Posted at 9:48 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 09:48:54-04

HAMPTON, Va. – Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) in connection with a robbery/carjacking incident that happened on May 25.

Around 3 a.m., Public Safety Communications got a call about a carjacking that had just happened in the 200-block of Union Street.

Police said the investigation revealed that the victim, a 43-year-old Hampton man, was exiting his vehicle when he was approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded the vehicle.

After a brief confrontation with the victim, the suspect assaulted him with the knife before fleeing the area on foot, police said.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital and released.

Police said the suspect was described as a tall, dark-skinned black male. The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.

If you have any information that can help police call 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 P3Tips.com.