Police: Man arrested for robbery, abduction in Danville in connection with Dec. 1 incident

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Police say David Hampton, 20, was arrested for robbery and abduction in connection with an incident on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Photo: Courtesy Danville Police Department)

Police say David Hampton, 20, was arrested for robbery and abduction in connection with an incident on Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Photo: Courtesy Danville Police Department)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Police announced Tuesday they arrested a young man for robbery and abduction in connection with an incident in Danville last week.

According to the Danville Police Department, the victim of the incident reported he met an unknown man in order to buy drugs on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Police say the two individuals walked to a house in the 100 block of Murphy Circle, where the man pulled out a pistol, hit the victim in the head, forced the victim inside a house, and stole several items from the victim before leaving the area.

The victim reportedly sustained bruises and other minor injuries as a result of the assault.

According to police, they identified 20-year-old David Hampton as a suspect, which led them to obtain a search warrant for a house in the 100 block of Setliff Street, where they discovered the victim’s belongings.

Authorities say Hampton was arrested without incident in Danville the next day.

“The rapid response by patrol officers led to the quick identification and apprehension of the suspect,” the department said in a statement on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

If you have any information in this case, you are asked to contact the Danville Police Department at (434) 793-0000 or through the crime tips app CARE.

Meanwhile, officials say the City of Danville has experienced a record low of 11 reported robberies through Tuesday, Dec. 8, with 10 of those robberies already solved by police.

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