Man in stolen vehicle tried to drive onto Norfolk Navy base, officials confirm

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – An unauthorized individual in a stolen vehicle was taken into custody at Naval Station Norfolk Tuesday morning, base officials confirmed.

The man tried to access the base at Gate 5 around 10 a.m., according to Kelly Wirfel with Naval Station Norfolk. Security stopped the vehicle, determined it was stolen and apprehended the driver.

Virginia Beach Police are now investigating the incident since the car was reported stolen in their city, Wirfel said.

Police say they received a report of a stolen vehicle around 8:50 a.m. at the Harris Teeter, 4540 Princess Anne Road. The vehicle owner was making a delivery at the story and left the keys inside as it was parked in front of the store.

The person who attempted to drive onto Naval Station Norfolk got into the vehicle and then drove off, police said.

Around 10 a.m., when the man was trying to drive onto NAS, officers responded and took the man into custody.

They then determined he needed medical care and took him to a hospital.

Afterward, he was taken to jail once he was released from medical care.

He is charged with grand larceny. Police have not released his identity.

Stay with WAVY News 10 on air and online for updates.


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