Danville Police capture accused robber

Southside Virginia News

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Police in one southside city say eyewitnesses helped them capture an accused robber.

Danville Police say a 17-year-old boy with a gun robbed a person outside his home in the 200 block of Wheatley Road around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, demanding he turn over his wallet.

After he handed over his wallet, Danville Police say he called 911 and responding officers began the search for a suspect. Eyewitnesses provided police with information and surveillance which helped them arrest who they believe committed the crime after a short foot chase.

The suspect, who is not named, was booked into the W.W. Moore Jr. Juvenile Detention Home on a robbery charge.

Seven robberies have been reported in Danville this year. All investigations resulted in arrests.

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