Firearms violation & Larceny from vehicle cases lead to Pursuit into Norfolk

Thursday, August 15, 2019

On August 15, 2019, at 2:17 am, Emergency Communications received a case for a firearms violation in the 1600 block of Douglas Court for a residence that was shot at by an unknown suspect that left the scene in a vehicle. There were no injuries in this case. While officers were canvassing the area, dispatch received a suspicious case for suspects breaking into vehicles in the area of Thamesford Drive/Eddystone Drive. While canvassing this area for the suspects related to the vehicle larceny case, an officer observed a vehicle within the same proximity of the firearms violation case driving away. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver drove through several yards in an effort to evade the officer. A pursuit was authorized by the on-duty sergeant based on both cases possibly being related. The suspect traveled on I-64 to I-264 into Norfolk. Both State Police and Norfolk Police were advised of the pursuit. The Virginia Beach Officer lost sight of the suspect vehicle and terminated the pursuit in a neighborhood off of Ballentine Boulevard. Norfolk officers responded to the registered owner's address in an attempt to make contact with the vehicle's owner. The vehicle and the suspects have not been located at this time. This case remains active and is currently under investigation by the Department’s Property Crimes Unit.

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 LM Bauder, Public Affairs Officer

Virginia Beach Police Department