ARREST - Home Invasion

Thursday, May 11, 2017

UPDATE - ARREST MADE - June 9, 2017 1:00 p.m.

Detectives had identified and arrested the man responsible for this crime.

Earl Lavern Sparks, 34, of the 5000 block of Sullivan Boulevard.      Sparks has been charged with Breaking & Entering, Carjacking, Robbery and Abduction.  He is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond. 

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On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at approximately 2 p.m., the elderly victim was in her home on Sullivan Boulevard when an unknown suspect entered the residence.  The suspect assaulted the victim and restrained her before fleeing the residence with the victim's property.  The suspect fled the area in the victim's 2007 Toyota RAV4.

The suspect is described as a white male, early 20s; 5' 7" to 5' 9" tall, skinny build, weighing approximately 130 pounds.  He has short brown hair and a goatee.  He was wearing shorts, a t-shirt, a light colored ball cap and sunglasses.  Additionally, he was wearing white shoes with a "Bird" on the back.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by texting "VBTIP" and the information to CRIMES (274637).

Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.

MPO Tonya Pierce

Public Affairs Officer

Virginia Beach Police Department​