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Lynchburg police arrest nine people after multiple armed robberies in July

Sanchez Harris, 18; Dequone Roberson, 18; Markell Covington, 19 (left to right)
Sanchez Harris, 18; Dequone Roberson, 18; Markell Covington, 19 (left to right) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - Lynchburg police have arrested nine people, from 12 to 24 years old, in connection to armed robberies that happened this July.

Two of the robberies involved pizza delivery drivers, while one involved a woman whose vehicle had become disabled on Euclid Ave.

Police say the robberies occurred as follows:

  • July 21 at 11:35 p.m. in the 900 block of Euclid Avenue - Pizza delivery with eight suspects involved and the violent assault of the driver.
  • July 30 at 1 a.m. in the 800 block of Filmore Street - Pizza delivery with five suspects involved and an armed robbery.
  • July 30 at 4 p.m. in the 700 block of Euclid Avenue - Two suspects committed armed robbery against a female driver.
  • In two of these robberies police say a firearm was used.

    As a result of these ongoing investigations, nine suspects were identified and subsequently arrested.

    Sanchez Harris, 18, of Lynchburg

    • Three counts of robbery
    • Two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery
    • Two counts of assault by mob
    • Two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felon
    • One count of credit card theft
    • One count of reckless handling of a firearm
    • One count of assault and battery

    Dequone Roberson, 18, of Lynchburg

    • Two counts of robbery
    • Two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery
    • Two counts of assault by mob
    • One count of accessory to robbery
    • One count of accessory to grand larceny
    • One count of use of a firearm int he commission of a felony

    Markell Covington age 19 of Lynchburg  In Custody

    • One count of robbery
    • One count of conspiracy to commit robbery
    • One count of assault by mob

    12-year-old from Lynchburg

    • Two counts of robbery
    • Two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery
    • Two counts of assault by mob
    • One count of use of a firearm in the commission

    14-year-old from Lynchburg

    • One count of robbery
    • One count of conspiracy to commit robbery
    • One count of assault by mob
    • One count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony

    14-year-old from Lynchburg

    • Two counts of robbery
    • Two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery
    • Two counts of assault by mob
    • One count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony

    14-year-old from Lynchburg

    • One count of robbery
    • One count of conspiracy to commit robbery
    • One count of assault by mob

    15-year-old from Lynchburg

    • One count of robbery
    • One count of conspiracy to commit robbery
    • One count of assault by mob

    Dejon Carr, 24, of Lynchburg

    • One count of robbery
    • One count of conspiracy to commit robbery
    • One count of assault by mob

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