12 and 13-year-old robbed at gunpoint in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Two young men were robbed on Thursday night in Newport News.

At 5:45 p.m., Newport News Police were dispatched to a robbery at 24th Street and Marshall Avenue.

When they arrived, officers made contact with two victims, 12 and 13-year-old males who stated they were robbed.

Both victims said they were in the 800 block of 23rd Street when two black males approached them and pointed firearms at them.

While the two offenders had firearms pointed at them, the suspects stated “Give me everything you got,” the victim said.

Police say the suspects took $1 and a cellphone from one of the victims.

One suspect was described as a black male, approximately 17-18 years old, 5’4″ with a slim build, wearing a grey jacket, white pants, dark shoes, and a white/black mask.

The second suspect was described as a black male, approximately 17-18 years old, 5’11, slim build, wearing a black and red jacket, and red pants.

Police say after the suspects took the victim’s property, they both fled on foot south on Marshall Avenue from 23rd Street.

There were no reported injuries from this offense and the police investigation is ongoing.