Strong Arm Robbery - Pursuit

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at approximately 12:52 p.m., Emergency Communications received a report that a citizen had just been robbed while in the parking lot of Walmart located at 657 Phoenix Drive.  A K9 Unit responding to the robbery spotted the suspect vehicle, a Maroon Ford F250, near the intersection of Holland Road and Lynnhaven Parkway.  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused.  The K9 Unit followed the suspect into the Green Run neighborhood. As the K-9 Unit was attempting to stop the truck, the suspect struck the K9 Unit as well as a civilian car.  The K9 Unit continued to follow the suspect vehicle towards South Independence.  Due to the flagrant recklessness of the suspect, and to ensure the public's safety, the pursuit was terminated.  Responding units spotted the suspect vehicle traveling towards the Amphitheater at which time eye contact was lost with the suspect vehicle.  Due to the suspect being at the location of nearby schools, as a precautionary measure the schools were put on temporary exterior lockdown.  The lockdown was lifted a short time later.  The robbery victim sustained minor injuries and was seen by rescue at the scene.


The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a white male, possibly in his 20s – 30s, with light brown/blond longer hair.  The suspect passenger is described as a white female, possibly in her 20s, with brown hair.


The suspect vehicle is a dirty, lifted, newer model Maroon Ford F250 truck with large tires with body damage with Virginia license plate VRB-5677.


Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by texting "VBTIP" and the information to CRIMES (274637).

Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.


Master Police Officer Tonya Pierce

Public Affairs Officer

Virginia Beach Police Department

2509 Princess Anne Road

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456