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4 adults, 2 teenagers charged, in custody after series of robberies from vehicles in Lynchburg

Authorities found them early Thursday morning

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Lynchburg police cars (WSLS)

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE (7/23/2021)

Six people have been charged and are in custody after a series of thefts from cars early Thursday morning in Lynchburg.

Authorities say it happened in the 7600-block of Timberlake Road and Peakland.

Police report that they took four adults and two teenagers into custody in connection with the incident.

The four adults involved were charged with the following:

Cairy Jamal Johnson Jr, 20, of Lynchburg:

  • Four counts of entering or setting into motion a motor vehicle
  • Four counts of petit larceny
  • Three counts of larceny of firearms, not from a person
  • Two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Aaron Thomas Yuille, 18, of Gladstone:

  • Four counts of entering or setting into motion a motor vehicle
  • Four counts of petit larceny
  • Three counts of larceny of firearms, not from a person
  • Two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Kayleb Nicholas Moon-Robinson, 18, of Lynchburg:

  • Four counts of entering or setting into motion a motor vehicle
  • Four counts of petit larceny
  • Three counts of larceny of firearms, not from a person
  • Two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor

James Ezekiel Prange, 18, of Lynchburg:

  • Four counts of entering or setting into motion a motor vehicle
  • Four counts of petit larceny
  • Three counts of larceny of firearms, not from a person
  • Two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor

In addition, two 17-year-old juveniles were charged with the following. Police did not disclose their names:

  • Four counts of entering or setting into motion a motor vehicle
  • Four counts of petit larceny
  • Three counts of larceny of firearms, not from a person
  • One count of Possession of firearm under age 18

Anyone who may have captured video of these incidents on a security or doorbell camera is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6065 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal. Residents with video footage or information can also share this anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Additionally, anyone who may also be a victim of a larceny from a vehicle on Wednesday night, or who may have information about these incidents, is asked to contact Det. Campbell at 434-485-7267 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.


ORIGINAL STORY

Six people are in custody after a series of thefts from cars early Thursday morning in Lynchburg.

At 4:47 a.m., the Lynchburg police received a report of people breaking into vehicles in the area of Peakland Place and Linden Avenue.

When officers arrived at the scene, they patrolled the area and found four adults and two teenagers who were taken into custody in connection with the incident, according to police.

Anyone who may have captured video of these incidents on a security or doorbell camera is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6065 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal. Residents with video footage or information can also share this anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Additionally, anyone who may also be a victim of a larceny from a vehicle on Wednesday night, or who may have information about these incidents, is asked to contact Det. Campbell at 434-485-7267 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.


About the Authors:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.