Robbery suspect caught in Green Run by police K9

Posted at 9:46 AM, Dec 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-11 19:30:44-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - A robbery suspect was captured by a police K9 on Wednesday morning in the Green Run area of Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Police say the victim reported the robbery around 8:30 a.m. She says she was giving the male suspect a ride near Dahlia Drive and Forestwood Drive when he pulled out a gun and demanded her money.

After taking the victim's cell phone, the suspect fled on foot.

Green Run High School was placed on external lockdown as a precaution.

The suspect was apprehended by a police K9 shortly afterwards and transported to a local hospital as a result of the encounter with the dog.

The suspect's identity and formal charges have not yet been released. The case remains under investigation.