UPDATE: Four teens in custody after attempted armed robbery in Lynchburg, police say

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Police have arrested two more teenagers and recovered a weapon after an attempted armed robbery in Lynchburg Monday night.

The Lynchburg Police Department says officers responded to the 5300 block of Fort Avenue at approximately 10:21 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, for a report of an attempted armed robbery.

According to police, four males showed a gun and tried to rob someone before leaving the scene.

Shortly after 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, the department announced two people had been taken into custody in connection.

Those two individuals — identified as a 15-year-old boy and 18-year-old Lakerio Farmer of Campbell County — are being charged with attempted robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, conspiracy to commit robbery, and obstruction of justice.

By 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, police reported that two more people had been arrested in connection with the attempted armed robbery.

Police say a 16-year-old boy is charged with attempted robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit a robbery.

In addition, 18-year-old Ethan Kegley of Evington, is also charged with attempted robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit a robbery, according to the department.

This investigation is still ongoing, officials say.

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