Albemarle Police have arrested two teens in connection with a Saturday afternoon armed robbery on Pantops. They received a 9-1-1 call at 3:15pm on Saturday from the victim, who reported that he was approached by two black males in the parking lot of the Riverbend Apartment complex. According to Albemarle County Police Sargent Amos Chiarappa, one man displayed a handgun. The victim turned over his wallet after which the suspects fled on foot in the direction of Pantops Shopping Center.
In pursuit of the suspects, Louisa County police provided a K-9 unit bloodhound that traced the suspects from Riverbend northward to the Wilton Farms apartment complex on Pantops. After giving chase and being apprehended by police, one juvenile suspect was arrested at Wilton. He was charged with armed robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and obstruction of justice.
On Sunday a second juvenile was arrested and charged with armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The youths appeared in court this afternoon and are being held at Blue Ridge Detention Center.
The victim was not injured in the incident.