Thursday, April 18, 2024

Williamsburg Police Department Investigators Seek Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects


WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau is asking for the community’s help to identify two suspects related to an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday in the 400 block of Dunning Street.

Police said officers responded to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of a male who came into the hospital and said he was assaulted and robbed.

According to police, at approximately 9 p.m., two suspects with pistols approached the victim while he was in his vehicle. One of the suspects struck the victim in the face with a pistol and stole $800 cash from his pocket, and one of the suspects fired his pistol during the robbery, police said. The suspects fled the area on foot, and the victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the hospital.

Both suspects are described as black men wearing dark clothing, including ski masks that covered their faces, police said. One of the suspects is described as between 5 feet, 10 inches and six feet tall with a skinny to average build, the other as between 5 feet, 6 inches and five feet, nine inches tall with an average build.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to call investigators at 757-220-2331. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Peninsula Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or click HERE to submit a tip online. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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