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Richmond Teen Charged In 2 Short Pump Robberies

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HENRICO, VA—A 16-year-old boy facing robbery and gun charges after police say he robbed two people in Short Pump has been charged in connection with a second armed robbery.

The teen was arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred near the SkateNation in downtown Short Pump on September 20. A second incident occurred outside a Whole Foods Grocery Store on September 23.

The 16-year-old boy is described as a black male from Richmond. His name has not been released.

The teen faces two counts of robbery, two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm as a minor and two counts of sexual battery in connection with the September 20 robbery near the SkateNation.

Police said the two adult female victims were inappropriately touched during the robbery resulting in the sexual battery charges.

The teen faces with two counts of robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the September 23 robbery outside the Whole Foods Grocery Store.

Police responded to a parking lot in the 4300 block of Pouncey Tract Road, near the SkateNation, after two women reported being robbed by an armed man. The incident took place just after 5:30 p.m. September 20.

Police responded to calls for assistance from the 11100 block of West Broad Street, in the vicinity of Whole Foods around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, September 23.

A Virginia State Trooper located the suspect's vehicle, based off of a description given to local jurisdictions. The Trooper pulled over the vehicle near the intersection of Belvidere and West Broad Streets.

Henrico detectives charged the suspect, a 16-year-old black male riding as passenger in the vehicle, with two counts of robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

 

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