Pair sought in armed robbery

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 22, 2002

Authorities are searching for two suspects accused of robbing a man inside his home over the weekend.

The suspects, Jeffery L. Tolliver, 23, and Ray L. Dowdy, 24, are facing charges after breaking into a house in the 800 block of White Marsh Road around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. According to police, the two suspects held a revolver to the victim’s chest and stole $300 in cash from him.

The suspects then drove away in a 1994 Plymouth, heading toward Adams Street, police said. The suspects’ car was later found at Nansemond Square Apartments.

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Both men will be charged with armed burglary, armed robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of an armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Dowdy, 23, whose last known address is 2175 Kings Fork Road, is approximately 180 pounds and 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Tolliver is reported to be 140 pounds, 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a tattoo of Chinese art on his left arm. His last known address is 1015 Nansemond Parkway, #505E.

Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous, said Office Mike Simpkins, police spokesman. Anyone spotting either suspect should contact authorities immediately.

Anyone with information should call the Suffolk Crimeline at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.