Hampton Police: Teenage girls rob woman after asking to borrow cell phone

HAMPTON, Va. - A woman was allegedly attacked after trying to help two teenage girls, according to police.

It happened near the intersection of Old Buckroe Road and East Pembroke Aveune in Hampton on March 6.

Police got a call about a 31-year-old who said she was robbed.

Police said the victim was getting off a Hampton Roads Transit bus when she noticed two teenage girls getting off behind her around 6:50 p.m.

They said one of the teens asked to borrow the woman's cell phone, while the other is accused of attacking the woman and taking items from her purse.

“That's really, really scary,” said Lenny White, who rides the bus to work. “I have to be careful and I have to watch getting off the bus to be on the safe side.”

“I'm kind of upset about it because I live in the area and I catch the bus quite often, and to hear that someone actually got robbed getting off the bus - it's kind of frightening,” said Jasper Lewis.

“It happens all over but when it happens in an area where you live, it starts getting concerning,” said David Braunbeck.

The victim called police, and they said they were able to track the two female 17-year-old suspects.

Both suspects are from Hampton and were taken into custody.

They were both accused of simple assault and larceny, and one was charged with lying about her identity.