Two arrested in connection with armed robbery at Norfolk convenience store

Posted at 9:21 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 21:21:30-05

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Police Department announced it has arrested two people in connection with Saturday’s armed robbery at the Shop N Go on Church Street.

Tirone L. Lunkins

Around 3:15 p.m. on November 23, dispatchers received a call from the store located at 1722 Church Street.

When police arrived on scene, the store clerk told officers that the suspect entered the store armed with a gun and demanded money. The suspect then left in a vehicle that was waiting outside.

No injuries were reported.

Detectives charged 29-year-old Tirone L. Lunkins of Hampton with robbery, conspiracy, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and eluding. He is currently being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

The second suspect, a 17-year-old boy, was charged with robbery, conspiracy and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is currently being held in the Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center.

As detectives continue to investigate this robbery, they are asking anyone who has information to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip via the P3Tips app.

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