Suspect may be connected to robberies

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 9, 2005

Local authorities believe an already wanted Suffolk man may be connected to a string of robberies in Suffolk, Portsmouth and Franklin.

As of Wednesday, Suffolk Police still had not been able to track down Khadduri Brown, wanted for aggravated assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In May, Brown, of the 900 block of Battery Avenue, told police that a stray bullet entered the window of a Colander Bishop apartment and struck both he and his girlfriend. Police later found the story to be false, and planned to charge him with the crime.

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Now, Brown is considered a person of interest in a rash of bank robberies over the past five weeks in Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Franklin.

&uot;We are investigating the possibility that he may have some connection to the robberies,&uot; said Lt. Debbie George, spokeswoman for the Suffolk Police Department.

On Wednesday, police found a blue Pontiac on Hall Street in Suffolk that was taken during an earlier carjacking in Portsmouth. Brown was seen operating the car, which is owned by a Norfolk resident, said George.

On April 26, the Farmers Bank on Godwin Boulevard/Route 10 in Suffolk was robbed, and just one month later, the Bank of America downtown was hit.

Police believe a robbery at the Suntrust Bank on Second Avenue in Franklin may also be related to the area crime spree.

To report information on these crimes, call the Suffolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.