Police: Suspects held 3 people at gunpoint inside Norfolk State dorm


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly broke into an on-campus apartment, held three people at gunpoint and took off with cash and other belongings.

The armed home invasion happened around 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Spartan Suites, a 600-bed dormitory typically reserved for upperclassmen, located in the 2600 block of Corprew Avenue.

Police say the two suspects were caught on surveillance video inside the building.

“This is the first time I heard of something going on inside. Usually it happens around campus but never actually [inside] where we live at. So, it’s surprising,” said Karim Diawara, who lives in the building.

Spartan Suites is operated by an outside company, according to an NSU spokesman.

Jacqueline McKay says campus police routinely patrol the parking lot, but she’s not surprised the men were able to make it inside the building.

“There used to be security guards there,” said McKay, of the security during the fall semester. “Everybody would have to swipe in but then it stopped and now you can just get in with an ID.”

No one was injured during the incident.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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