Police investigate robbery

Published 9:47 pm Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police have arrested one person and are seeking another following a strong-armed robbery that happened Saturday.

Police say the incident happened about 5:47 p.m. in the 200 block of North Fourth Street. The investigation determined the victim, a woman, was meeting another woman to buy clothing. They had set up the meeting on Facebook.

However, when they met, the supposed seller, seated in a vehicle, took the would-be buyer’s money without providing the clothing. The victim’s arm was stuck in the passenger side window of the vehicle as it fled the scene. The woman was treated at Sentara Obici Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Jasmine Nicole Williams, 19, of Chesapeake, was arrested Wednesday on charges including robbery, felonious assault and assault and battery, according to a city press release.

Police are seeking Akeem Alphonso Jennings, 23, also of Chesapeake, on charges including street robbery and attempted malicious wounding, the release stated. Police allege he was the driver of the involved vehicle.

Suffolk Police are reminding people they can use “Community Meet-Up Spots” as safe places for transactions initiated online. In the downtown area, the lobby at Suffolk Police headquarters, 111 Henley Place, is open 24 hours a day and is equipped with surveillance cameras. In North Suffolk, the lobby at Suffolk Police Precinct 2, 3903 Bridge Road, is open from 8 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The parking lot at this location is well-lit and has surveillance cameras for after-hours transactions.