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Four people arrested for trying to rob someone at gunpoint, Lynchburg police say

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LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE

Lynchburg police announced Tuesday night they made two more arrests in connection with an attempted armed robbery on 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 Kegly, of Evington, is charged with attempted robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit a robbery.

Police said they also recovered a gun used in the robbery attempt.

These two arrests are in addition to the arrests previously released in connection with this case. This makes a total of four people arrested: Two 18-year-olds, a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old.

ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities are searching for two men after police say they tried to rob someone at gunpoint in Lynchburg on Monday night.

Two suspects are already in custody as the search continues for the remaining two, according to police.

A 15-year-old juvenile male is charged with attempted robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, conspiracy to commit a robbery, and obstruction of justice.

The other suspect in custody is 18-year-old Lakerio Farmer, of Campbell County. He faces the same four charges.

Lakerio Farmer
Lakerio Farmer (Blue Ridge Regional Jail)

Officers say the incident happened in the 5300 block of Fort Avenue around 10:30 p.m. when the four men showed a gun and tried to rob someone before leaving the scene.

Police said that the other two suspects are both men.

Authorities say this is an ongoing investigation.