Man arrested after armed robbery of Virginia Beach animal care center

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 12:21:58-04

Roscoe Kennedy Charles

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A man has been arrested after attempting to rob an animal care center Wednesday.

Around 6 p.m., police got a report of an armed robbery at Strawbridge Animal Care on General Booth Boulevard.

Police said it was reported that the suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

After getting money the suspect fled on foot.

Officials searched the area and located the suspect near the animal care center.

24-year-old Roscoe Kennedy Charles Jr., was charged with Robbery, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

There were no injuries reported, according to police.

Charles is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.