Virginia Beach Police arrest two women, recover guns shortly after armed robbery

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 09, 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two women were arrested and charged after an armed robbery in January.

Police say on January 31st at 9:10 pm, there was a report of an armed robbery in the 1600 block of Hiawatha Drive.

Officials say the victims had been sitting at home awaiting a meal delivery service. When their door was opened, two women with guns forced their way in and demanded money and property.

Responding officers were able to quickly obtained suspect and vehicle descriptions and relayed that information to other officers.

Police say a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle was spotted shortly after, driving recklessly in another precinct.

A traffic stop was then conducted, and the two women in the car matched the description from the robbery.

23-year-old Tania Breona Tipton and 19-year-old Alayzia Michelle Richardson were arrested and charged with robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and conspiracy to commit a felony. The arrest was made shortly after robbery at 9:51 p.m.

According to officials, due to teamwork and attentiveness officers were able to remove weapons from the street that had just been used during a crime.

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