Three kids left home alone unhurt after home invasion in Norfolk

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Norfolk, Va. - Police are looking for two men wanted for a home invasion in Norfolk where three young children were left alone on Tuesday.

Norfolk police received a call regarding the invasion in the 1000 block of Louisa Street around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

An 8-year-old boy, a 5-year-old boy, and a 2-year-old girl were home alone when two men forced their way inside.

The children were sent into a back room while the men took items from the home, police say.

The first suspect is described as a black man, light complexion, thin build, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a red and white scarf over his face.

The second suspect is described as a black man , dark completion, wearing a blue and black shirt, with a blue baseball cap, and armed with a handgun.

The men ran away from the scene in an unknown direction after the incident, police say.

No one was injured.

Right now, the children's parents are not facing charges.

Anyone who may have information about this crime, is encouraged to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

Any information that leads to an arrest can earn a reward of up to $1,000.


  • Stephanie

    Why are the parents not in trouble!? Non of those children are at an appropriate age to be left alone. What if they had hurt those kids or worse?? What is wrong with parents these days? I would never leave my child that young alone. It’s really sad parents don’t care more these days!

    • stacie

      you have no clue as to the circumstances , hold you judgment until we know. some children are very mature. my son was and I routinely left him alone. at first while his father was asleep in the next room. but I don’t think I would have left him in charge of others. but like I said, I reserve judgment

      • dawnc

        Wow Stacie if you think it’s ok to leave a eight year old to look after a 2 yr old who probably is still in diapers makes me wonder what’s going on at your house. .. Yes social services should look into this household. I am glad the children are ok, it must have been very frightening for them especially without their parents. I hope they catch these thugs.

        • Kimberly Fenton

          Stephanie and Dawn C, I agree with both of you! No eight year old should be put in charge of a 5, and 2 year old. They must have had one heck of an excuse why they left all those young kids at home alone to not be facing any charges.

  • Taresa nunn

    Seriously why aren’t the parents being charged? Unbelievable and then
    We wonder why people leave kids in cars? Isn’t there some law about leaving kids that age alone. Anything could have happened. I guess the next thing we here will be theu couldn’t afford daycare, wow. What if those kids gad died would the parents be charged then? This makes me so angry.

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