Police ID suspect in pair of robberies outside Chesterfield apartment

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities have identified the suspect in a pair of robberies that happened in front of a Chesterfield County apartment. 

Police obtained warrants for Franklin P. Robinson, 37, of the 4800 block of Sydclay Drive in Henrico, for two counts of robbery and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Robinson, who is currently being held at the Richmond City Jail on unrelated charges, was served with the warrants on Monday. 

Police say the robberies occurred at the Falling Creek Apartments on Jefferson Davis Highway at about 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24. 

According to police, a man was standing in front of an apartment when a black, mid-sized SUV drove past. Soon after, an unknown suspect approached the man, took out a handgun and grabbed his arm. The suspect took cash from the victim’s wallet and began to walk away.

At that time, another man arrived in front of the apartment. The suspect saw that man and then approached him while taking out a handgun. The suspect demanded cash from the second victim. After receiving cash, the suspect ran away. Moments later, the victims saw the black SUV leaving the apartment complex, police said.

No injuries were reported. 

Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect and suspect vehicle. 

Police continue their investigation into this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

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