UPDATE: Lynchburg police arrest 3 men after armed robbery

Fast Mart #5 was robbed Wednesday night

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer
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LYNCHBURG, Va. - UPDATE

Lynchburg police have arrested three men in an armed robbery. 

It happened at the Fast Mart on Wednesday night. 

Police have arrested 20-year-old Lynchburg resident Darius Marquiese Dukes, 22-year-old Lynchburg resident Ronnie Robert Peterson, and 19-year-old Lynchburg resident Malcolm Elijah West. They are charged with robbery and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony. 

All three of the men are being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond. 

ORIGINAL STORY

An armed robbery is under investigation in Lynchburg. 

Officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Fast Mart on Campbell Ave. around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Three people, who were all wearing dark clothing, entered the store with their faces covered. One of them quickly moved behind the counter and demanded the employee open the register as another person was in front of the counter displaying a gun. The other suspect stood in front of the door as a lookout. 

After taking cash, they ran off toward 12th St. 

Police have not arrested anyone at this time. 

Anyone with information should call police. 

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