Two 18-year-olds arrested in Armed Robbery in Lynchburg

Pictured left to right: De’Quone Ra’kee Roberson, Sanchez Demonas Harris
Pictured left to right: De’Quone Ra’kee Roberson, Sanchez Demonas Harris

LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) – 18-year-olds Sanchez Demonas Harris and De’Quone Ra’kee Robertson were arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Lynchburg on Saturday.

On July 30 officers of the Lynchburg Police Department responded to 706 Euclid Avenue to the robbery.

Police say the victim was working on their vehicle parked on the street when two men walked behind the vehicle. One man asked if the victim needed any help and the victim asked for help getting a cap under their hood unscrewed.

The subject unscrewed the cap while the second subject remained behind the vehicle. The victim then gave the man who helped them a rag to wipe off his hands, and thanked him for helping.

He then walked back and began talking to the other man who had waited behind the car. The victim got back in their car to continue working on it, when the first man returned to their driver’s door and placed a handgun to the side of the victim’s head and stated, “Give me your purse, or I am going to shoot you!”

Police say the victim then looked at him and asked him why he was doing this and the subject then jammed the handgun against  their ribs and stated again, “Give me your purse or I am going to shoot you!” He then leaned in and stole the purse and cellphone belonging to the victim, while the handgun was still pressed against the victim’s ribs.

Both men ran away and were apprehended without incident by the responding officers. The second man who had waited behind the vehicle was found to be in possession of some of the items stolen from the victim.

Harris was charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, reckless handling of a firearm, assault and battery and credit card theft. Robertson was charged with accessory to a robbery and accessory to grand larceny.

Both men are being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Lynchburg without bond.

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