Wednesday, October 17, 2012

RPD Makes 4 Arrests in Downtown Robberies

Within one hour of three downtown robberies last night, Richmond Police and VCU Police officers made arrests.

Between 9:45 p.m. and 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, a man robbed three people at gunpoint in the 400 block of Goshen Street, 700 block of West Clay Street and the1000 block of Grove Avenue.

Victims gave police a good description of the robber’s getaway vehicle, which was spotted and stopped by Fourth Precinct Officer Nicholas Stirrett about an hour later near Bellevue and Chamberlayne Avenue.

After further investigation by VCU and Richmond Police detectives, three people inside the vehicle were arrested and charged with one count each of robbery in connection with the Grove Avenue robbery. More charges are pending. Those arrested were: Tyrieff Howard, 18, of Henrico County; Harold L. Cox Jr., 18, of Glen Allen; and Tyquisha Q. Carter, 18, of the 2100 block of Pinetree Drive.

Jyquon R. Jackson, 18, of the 800 block of Edgehill Road, was arrested this morning and is believed to be the one who committed the robberies while the other three are accomplices.

Anyone with any information about these crimes is still asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.