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Lynchburg police arrest 17-year-old boy, still searching for second suspect after carjacking

A 17-year-old boy has been taken into custody in relation to a carjacking in the Hill City, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services received a call from a victim reporting that they had been robbed by two males in the 800 block of Graham Street.

Police were told that both suspects, who were armed with handguns, robbed the victim and then proceeded to steal their vehicle before fleeing in it, heading toward Brandon Avenue.

After responding to the scene to check the welfare of the victim and ensure they weren’t hurt, officers began gathering information on the two suspects and stolen vehicles. The suspects were described as wearing all dark clothing with their faces covered.

Officers then set up a perimeter and began searching the area.

Not long after, authorities located the stolen vehicle near Memorial Avenue and Langhorne Road; however, when they tried to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle sped away, promoting a vehicle pursuit.

Police told 10 News that the vehicle chase ended in the 100 block of Aaaron Place when the suspects fled from the vehicle and ran away from the scene on foot.

That’s when officers utilized K-9 officers and drones as they tried to locate the suspects.

It wasn’t long before police received a report of a subject matching the suspect description in the 2000 block of Wards Ferry Road. The caller said the subject had been knocking on doors in their neighborhood.

Officers quickly located the subject, who was identified as a possible suspect in the carjacking, and took him into custody.

The 17-year-old boy was transported to the police department, but the second suspect has not been located at this time.

The teen was arrested and transported to the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center on the following charges:

  • Carjacking
  • Robbery
  • Possession of a Firearm – under the age of 18
  • Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Bond at 434-455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Enter a tip online at or use the P3 app on a mobile device.

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Source: WSLS News 10

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