LPD

The Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) has arrested four juveniles after an armed robbery at the intersection of 4th and Jackson Streets yesterday afternoon, according to a statement from the department.

On October 7, 2021, at 3:33 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of 4th and Jackson Streets for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived on scene, they determined that a man and woman had been robbed at gunpoint after being flagged down and forced from their car by a group of four individuals. Police say the suspects stole items from the couple and from the couple's vehicle before fleeing. Shots were fired during the incident but no one was injured. 

Officers on scene located the suspects quickly and arrested four juvenile males in connection with the robbery. A bookbag that contained four firearms was recovered from one of the suspects, according to an LPD statement. 

A 17-year-old male is charged with:

- Robbery

- Grand larceny

- Use of firearm in commission of a felony

A 14-year-old male is charged with:

- Robbery

- Grand larceny

- Use of firearm in commission of a felony

A 15-year-old male is charged with:

- Robbery

- Grand larceny

- Use of firearm in commission of a felony

A 16-year-old male is charged with:

- Robbery

- Grand larceny

- Use of firearm in commission of a felony

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident has been asked to contact Det. Dubie at (434) 455-6102 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Anonymous tips can be entered online at http://p3tips.com or with the P3 app on a mobile device.