Beach couple attacked in home invasion
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
An elderly couple was beaten during a home invasion Tuesday, Virginia Beach Police said.
It happened around 7:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Lola Circle in the Brigadoon neighborhood.
Police say the suspect knocked on the door and when the couple answered, he got in and began yelling for money.
The family showed 13News the broken glass all over their kitchen where they tried to fight their attacker off.
"The victims kept a distance from each other,” said Virginia Beach Police spokeswoman Rene Ball. “He couldn't control them at the same time, which was smart thinking, actually."
He left the home and drove off in a boxy, black older model sedan. He was playing loud music as he left the area.
According to police, the suspect entered the home through an unlocked garage door. Police aren't sure right now whether he actually took anything or got cash.
"I had a concealed weapons permit, but that's ok a shotgun doesn't require a permit and that works pretty good, believe me,” said neighbor John Graf. “I gotta it out the gun case when I heard this."
Graf has lived in the area since the 80's, and says crime in their neighborhood is not known to happen. He may not have the cuts and bruises, but feels the pain of his neighbors tonight.
"It's shocking it would happen,” said Graf. “Good neighbors like that would be put through this."
The suspect is a black man in his mid 20's. He is around 5'9" tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket or sweatshift and long pants.
Police also say a black female was in the vehicle with the suspect at the time of his escape, but have no further details on her at this time.