Two people arrested in connection with robbery at Miles Market in Lynchburg

Police were looking for one suspect and her vehicle Friday morning

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LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE:

The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested two people in connection with a robbery at Miles Market.

Around 8:45 a.m., officers said they responded to a reported robbery at 1112 Rivermont Ave – Miles Market.

The caller reported the store was robbed by one woman who stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, authorities said.

The LPD began their search for the woman and her vehicle. Around 11 a.m. Friday, they found the vehicle in the 800 block of Pierce Street.

We’re told new information led them to a nearby home where the woman, who has since been identified as 28-year-old Ayanna Paige, was found and arrested without incident.

LPD said Paige has been charged with robbery and is being held at Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.

Police said they also arrested 66-year-old Wibert Ward was also arrested in connection with the robbery.

Ward was charged with obstruction of justice and transported to Blue Ridge Regional Jail where he was released on bond, according to Lynchburg Police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Bond at 434-455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at P3Tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.


ORIGINAL STORY:

The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for a woman in connection with a robbery at Miles Market in Lynchburg.

Around 8:45 a.m., officers said they responded to a reported robbery at 1112 Rivermont Ave – Miles Market.

The caller reported the store was robbed by one woman who stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, authorities said.

LPD said the suspect is described as a woman with short dreadlocks wearing black clothing. We’re told she fled the scene in the direction of 5th Street in a two-tone, maroon-over-grey minivan with drywall strapped to the roof, which you can see a photo of below.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Bond at 434-455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. You can also enter an anonymous tip online at P3Tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

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