Two boys, two men in custody after attempted armed robbery in Lynchburg, police say

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UPDATE 11:45 p.m.: The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested two more people and recovered a weapon after an attempted armed robbery Monday night.

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.

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.

Police officers say this is still an ongoing investigation.

UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: Officers with the Lynchburg Police Department say that the two individuals captured from the alleged attempted robbery Monday night in the 5300 block of Fort Avenue have been identified.

One is a 15-year-old juvenile male. The other individual is Lakerio Farmer, 18, of Campbell County.

Both are being charged with attempted robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, conspiracy to commit robbery, and obstruction of justice.

Police in Lynchburg continue to search for two other individuals, described as “unknown males.”

If you have any information or have video in the area of the incident, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Lynchburg Police Department has two people in custody and continues to search for two others after an attempted armed robbery Monday night.

The 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 men showed a gun and tried to rob someone before leaving the scene.

While officers managed to track down and take two of those people into custody, the department says officers are still searching for the other two men.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information or video in the area of this incident is asked to contact Detective Stevenson at (434) 455-6116 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. You can also submit an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

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