Investigation underway after armed robbery at Danville restaurant

Trio wearing masks entered The Grill, demanded money, police say

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

DANVILLE, Va. - UPDATE: Five people have been arrested in connection with the robbery of The Grill restaurant in Danville Wednesday.

According to police, 28-year-old Darius Johnson, 24-year-old William Lowe, 21-year-old Tanner Foster, 27-year-old Reginald Holland and a 17-year-old were arrested shortly after the robbery.

Johnson is charged with robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Lowe is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Foster is charged with accessory to robbery.

Holland is charged with robbery.

The 17-year-old juvenile is charged with robbery, burglary while armed and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Officers found a car nearby that matched the description the victim gave of the suspects' vehicle.

The engine compartment was still warm when officers found the car.

While investigating, officers learned that the people in the car ran into a nearby home.

Additional officers, and Danville sheriff's deputies, were called in and the suspects were located.

Based on the evidence collected and interviews with the suspects, the suspects were charged.

ORIGINAL STORY: Danville police are investigating after a masked trio went into a restaurant, fired a gun and stole money Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 1:49 p.m. police went to The Grill on Watson Street for a reported robbery. 

Three man wearing masks entered the business and demanded money, according to a store employee.

One man fired a handgun during the robbery, but no one was hurt, the employee told police.

The trio took an undisclosed amount of money from the register and ran away.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call 911, Danville Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, the Danville Police Department at 434-799-6508, or via our crime tips line on your computer at crimetips@danvilleva.gov.

Information given will remain confidential.

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