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The three Roanoke residents were taken into custody in Blacksburg.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Police from Blacksburg and Virginia Tech stopped a vehicle early Saturday and arrested three Roanoke residents and charged them with armed robbery of a Blacksburg resident. A loaded shotgun was found in the vehicle, police said.
Lt. Nathan O’Dell of the Blacksburg Police Department said officers had responded to a 911 call at 2:45 a.m. that reported an armed robbery at a residence in the 600 block of Washington Street. At the scene, the resident, who described being robbed at gunpoint after answering the door, reported that the suspects included two men and one woman and provided a description of the suspects’ vehicle, he said.
O’Dell said police observed the vehicle soon after but waited to pull it over until enough officers were poised to participate in the stop because of the possibility that one or more of the suspects was armed.
The stop occurred on U.S. 460 Bypass and police said the suspects were taken into custody without incident. In addition to the shotgun, police recovered an undisclosed amount of cash taken during the robbery, according to a news release.
O’Dell said it appears that one of the people arrested was “an acquaintance of the victim.”
Police said the three people arrested and charged with armed robbery were Aleaza Renee Franklin, 34; Tyrell Paige, 18; and, Marcquette Kinard, 29. Kinard was also charged with the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
All three were being held Saturday without bond in the Montgomery County Jail.
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