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Ride-share driver carjacked by 2 passengers in Hampton, police say

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 22:12:23-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Hampton Police say a ride-share driver was carjacked by two passengers early Thursday morning, and they need your help finding whoever is responsible.

Around 12:30 a.m., dispatchers received a call in reference to a carjacking that had just happened in the area of the 2800 block of W. Mercury Boulevard.

The investigation revealed that the victim, a woman, was working as a ride-share driver. During the ride, a male passenger placed a firearm to her and demanded that she get out of the vehicle.

The driver stopped the vehicle, and the suspects fled in the victim’s 2018 Chevrolet Malibu with Virginia license plates. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Gumwood Drive.

The first suspect is described as a Black man in his early to late 20s and who was last seen wearing all dark clothing. The second suspect is described as a Black woman in her early to late 20s who has dark hair and dark clothing.

If you or anyone you know has information that will help police, you are encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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