HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - A Hampton man was robbed, pistol-whipped and carjacked in his own driveway by two men after coming home from work, according to police.
Cpl. Mary Shackelford with the Hampton Police Division said two men approached Ryan Mills, 22, while he was getting out of his car shortly after midnight on July 10. They asked for money, assaulted Mills and then drove away in his car.
Ryan's mother, Marva Mills, told WAVY.com she was waiting for Ryan to come home from work.
"I could see from where I was sitting his lights backing up in the driveway," Mills said.
She was expecting him to walk right in, but after several minutes he still hadn't walked through the door.
"The next thing I know Ryan rang the door bell," Mills said.
Ryan told his parents one man took his keys and wallet and jumped into the car while another man held him at gunpoint. Ryan was then forced around the side of the house and pistol-whipped, where he suffered minor cuts from the gun's handle.
The men drove away in Ryan's tan 2011 Toyota Camry with a handicapped Virginia license plate 2461N.
"It's just a fear that nobody expects to happen in your own driveway," Mills said. "I've just been thankful to the Lord that he spared my son's life. You don't expect that to happen in a neighborhood you lived in 18 years."
Police are searching for two black males in connection to the robbery and carjacking. One suspect has been described as standing between 6' and 6'2" and weighing 185 to 190 pounds with a light complexion. He was wearing a white polo shirt and tan colored pants at the time of the robbery.
The second suspect has been described as standing between 5'10" and 6'1" and weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a gray shirt and light colored pants.
Both suspects are believed to be in their early twenties.