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The original item was published from 8/13/2014 4:52:00 PM to 8/13/2014 4:52:41 PM.

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Police Catch Suspected Robber

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UPDATE 08/13/2014 4:30 pm:
Norfolk Police have charged 22 year old Mark A. Holmes of the 5300 block of Parrish Lane in Portsmouth with one count each of Robbery and Use of a Firearm. The second person that was detained, has been identified as 26 year old Maurice O. Johnson of the 300 block of Bramblton Ave. Maurice was arrested for an outstanding Norfolk warrant for Felony Probation Violation. Both are currently in the Norfolk City Jail, held with no bond.

Previous Release:
On 08/12/2014, around 11:30 pm, a call was received in the Emergency Communications Center (911), for an individual robbery that just occurred in the 900 block of Spotswood Avenue. Victim, an adult male, stated that a black male suspect approached, displayed a firearm, and demanded money. Suspect then fled on foot. Police responded quickly to the area and observed a possible suspect getting into a vehicle located on 21st Street. A police officer attempted to pull the vehicle over in the 2300 block of Colley Ave, however, the driver attempted to elude the officer. Other responding officers arrived and the vehicle finally stopped in the 3300 block of Gosnold Ave, where the driver and the passenger fled on foot. Both adult males were caught, and detained after a brief foot pursuit. Charges are pending. Once the suspect (s) are formally charged, the identity of the suspect(s) and charges will be released.

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