February 14, 2016
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Police are investigating the robbery of a handgun after a male reported he was forced to the pavement and his handgun stolen .
Officers responded to a report of the robbery in the 6000 block of Jefferson Avenue just before 8 p .m . Jan . 29 , according to police spokesman Harold Eley .
The victim , a 37-year-old Hampton man , informed law enforcement officials he was robbed as he crossed across Jefferson Avenue to the parking lot at the Windsor House after visiting a friend. Police said He was carrying his handgun in a holster , open carry , on his hip.
The victim explained he was approached from behind by two men , and one of them demanded his weapon . The second man reached for the firearm from the holster and shoved him to the ground . Each of the men fled on foot southbound in the direction of the trailer parks , Eley said.
The robbers are identified as black males . One was approximately 6 feet tall dressed in a puffy black-colored jacket and a black beanie . The second was roughly 5 feet , 6 inches tall with short dreads . He was wearing a gray zip up light weight jacket and red shoes.
Any individual with information which could aid in the investigation should phone the anonymous Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP .