PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Police are investigating a series of carjackings in and around downtown Portsmouth involving a transport service or delivery drivers.
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Police say all three incidents happened on Sunday, January 30. Two vehicles were stolen from carpool drivers, while a third vehicle was stolen from a delivery driver.
The first incident happened around 00.06am near the intersection of High Street and Godwin Street. Police say they were reported by a man who said he was the victim of a carjacking. He told police he was driving four people when one pointed a gun at him and stole his vehicle.
No one was injured and his vehicle was later stolen.
Nearly five hours later, at 4:55 a.m., officers were again flagged down by a man who said he had been the victim of a carjacking. He told police he was picking up two men from the 900 block of Naval Avenue when they pulled out a gun, robbed him and took his burgundy 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.
No one was injured and his Santa Fe has since been found.
On Sunday afternoon, officers responded to a report of theft from an individual near the 2500 block of Peach Street. A woman told police that two men approached her with a gun around 1.15pm and stole her vehicle while she was making a food delivery.
His vehicle, a black 2018 Nissan Versa four-door, was not found.
A suspect in this third carjacking is described as wearing a black bubble coat, black pants, white shoes, a pink mask and gloves. The second suspect is described as a man wearing a black bubble coat, black pants, black shoes and a black mask.
Police actively encourage delivery drivers to be aware of their surroundings.
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