Two Virginia Beach men arrested in connection with armed grocery store robberies

Posted at 5:45 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 10:59:23-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - The FBI confirmed that Virginia Beach Police arrested two men that they believe are connected to a series of armed grocery store robberies in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

19-year-old Darrius Anthony Heuser-Whitaker was taken into custody last week, while Devonta Le Edward Doyle, 22, turned himself into Virginia Beach Police Department on Tuesday night.

Heuser-Whitaker and Doyle are suspected of being involved in three robberies, including a Harris Teeter robbery on Ferrell Parkway that left one man injured. Four other men were arrested in that robbery.

Doyle and Heuser-Whitaker are suspected of being involved in the following grocery store robberies:

  • Food Lion, 2544 Bainbridge Boulevard, Chesapeake, robbed September 25 at 10:30 p.m.
  • Food Lion, 1920 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, robbed September 29 at approximately 11:00 p.m.
  • Harris Teeter, 5060 Ferrell Parkway, Virginia Beach, robbed October 3 at approximately 12:45 a.m. The store manager was shot during this incident.

The next court date is October 31 at 2 p.m. at the Virginia Beach General District Court for arraignment.


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