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Suspect arrested after multiple robberies in Alleghany County

Courtesy Clifton Forge Police Department
Courtesy Clifton Forge Police Department(Clifton Forge Police Department)
Published: Jan. 16, 2021 at 1:10 PM EST
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ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: The Town of Clifton Forge Police Department said a juvenile male was arrested after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen.

The suspect was linked to both robberies and a stolen vehicle that was recovered in the 1300 block of Jefferson Avenue. The vehicle stolen from Rose Avenue, as well as a third from Botetourt County, was also recovered.

EARLIER: The Town of Clifton Forge Police Department, along with the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office, is asking for help after someone broke into a vehicle Friday night, stole a gun and used the weapon to steal a separate vehicle.

The initial break-in to a vehicle occurred along McCormick Boulevard, followed shortly after by the armed robbery of the driver of the second vehicle on Rose Avenue. The robber left the area in a 2003 silver Ford Escape with VA plates: 5523LM traveling north on Route 606 toward Bath County.

He is described as a Black man in his early 20s, standing approximately 5-feet-10 inches and wearing an orange sweatshirt with black pants.

Any potential sightings should be called into the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Department at 540-965-1770 ext. 100. Any helpful tips about either case can be directed to Sergeant Travis Ledford with the Clifton Forge Police Department at 540-965-1770 ext. 1.

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