The Portsmouth Police Department said they are looking for 25-year-old Mitchell Boney Jr. and 22-year-old Tyree Demont Boney Jr., both in connection to an armed robbery that took place on Wednesday. They are wanted for armed burglary, use of a firearm, abduction, and conspiracy to commit a burglary.
The police department released video of the incident that showed the two men entering the home of an elderly man and woman and pointing handguns at them while yelling at them to get in the closet.
“Get in the crib, don’t say nothing,” one of the men tells the couple. “Don’t say nothing. Y’all get in the closet. Get in the closet right now. Get in the closet, I’m not f***ing playing. Get in the closet right now. Get in the closet. Hurry up.”
Police said that the suspects stole a safe and wallet from the couple’s residence.
“I am actually pleased to report that we have secured warrants involved in that home invasion,” Portsmouth Police Chief Stephen Jenkins said. “I mean to be pushed into a closet against your will, or make you do anything. I think anyone would feel violated and helpless to defend themselves.”
Police described Mitchell Boney Jr. as being 6’2”-6’3”, 170–180 pounds, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue stone washed jeans, and black shoes.
Officials described Tyree Boney Jr. as being 5’6”-5’8”, 150–160 pounds, and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, navy blue/black sweatpants, one red sock on his right foot, and white shoes.
Investigators have identified the two suspects as 25-year-old Mitchell Boney Jr. and 22-year-old Tyree Demont Boney Jr. pic.twitter.com/5mym2lkFhV
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“We urge those with information about this incident to contact the PPD Investigations Bureau at 757–393–8536,” the department said in a statement. “Or call the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP. You can also reach the Crime Line at **TIPS (**8477). Callers can also submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Line’s ‘P3 Tips’ app or visit their website at www.portscrimeline.com. As always, Crime Line tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court. If a crime line caller’s tip leads to an arrest, or the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.”