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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