SPD arrests local man within minutes of Walgreens armed robbery Thursday night

Published 9:36 am Friday, July 14, 2023

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Suffolk Police quickly apprehended a man who is charged with the Thursday night armed robbery at the Walgreens located in the 100 block of West Constance Road.

In just eight minutes after the report of the armed robbery, police arrested Aaron Leon Moss, 53, of Suffolk, detaining him on pending charges of armed robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by felon.

Police said the the Walgreens location was robbed at 7:59 p.m., Thursday, July 13, according to a department news release. Moss is alleged to have entered the store, went behind the counter, approached the store employee, displayed a handgun and demanded money. He then removed the till from the register and fled the store on a bicycle.

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An SPD officer was able to observe Moss was fleeing the scene.  The officer then chased after him into the wooded area near the store. Additional officers responded to the area and Moss was taken into custody at 8:07 p.m.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time. SPD said there is no further information available for release.  

If anyone has information regarding this incident, contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.  To submit online, go to p3tips.com, visit the Suffolk Police Department website, suffolkva.us/spd, and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at facebook.com/suffolkpolicedepartment. Residents can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. Once a person submits a tip, they will be given a TIP ID and password. With this information, they can login at p3tips.com and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip and access any pertinent reward information.