Two teens charged in Virginia Beach armed robbery

Posted at 5:37 AM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 10:47:03-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Two teenagers have been charged after allegedly assaulting and robbing a citizen at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

Just after 2:30 a.m, an officer was flagged down by a citizen in the 4800 block of Shore Drive. The citizen stated that they had just been assaulted and robbed by a person who was armed with a gun. The citizen stated the suspect had fled the area on foot.

Police say an officer got the description of the suspect and last known direction of travel while additional officers began to search for him.

During this search, a K-9 officer located the juvenile suspect in the 4700 block of Price Circle. The 17-year-old suspect was taken into custody without incident and was charged with Robbery, Conspiracy and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

Around 2:45 a.m. a Virginia Beach Police Officer was stabbed while responding to a domestic altercation call in the 4700 block of Victory Road, approximately a half-mile away from where the robbery took place.

Another 17-year-old was charged with the stabbing and also found to be involved in the assault and robbery. That 17-year-old has been charged with Robbery, Malicious Assault, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.

The victim of the assault and robbery suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.

Both teens are being held in the Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention center without bond.