Man Arrested for Robbing Veterinarian Clinic

Thursday, July 20, 2017

​On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at approximately 6:10 p.m., Emergency Communications received a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at Strawbridge Animal Care, located at 2129 General Booth Boulevard.  It was reported that the suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  After obtaining the money the suspect fled on foot.  No injuries were reported.

Uniformed officers as well as members of the department's K9 Unit converged on scene and began their search.  Shortly after arriving and within a 1/4 mile of the robbery scene, the suspect was located and arrested without incident.

Arrested:  Roscoe Kennedy Charles JR, 24, of the 700 block of Casual Court, Virginia Beach was charged with Robbery, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.  Charles JR is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond. 

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MPO Tonya Pierce

Police Public Affairs Officer

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