Man arrested after Bedford robbery and chase, Henrico carjacking

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Robert Wiggins Mugshot(Blue Ridge Regional Jail)
Published: Apr. 2, 2021 at 3:24 PM EDT
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BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - Bedford Police have arrested a man after a robbery at a smoke shop; the suspect is also believed to be connected to a carjacking in Henrico County.

Shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, April 2, Bedford Police were called to the report of an armed robbery at Twin Smokes on E. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike. Police were told a man had demanded money from a clerk, then had driven off with the cash.

An officer found a vehicle that matched the description of the one seen leaving the scene of the robbery. Another officer arrived, at which point the driver sped off, leading to a chase through the town of Bedford. The driver was stopped at the CVS on Main Street and taken into custody.

Robert Gordon Wiggins, 47 of Sandston, was arrested for robbery, use of firearm while committing robbery, felony eluding, fail to stop at scene of an accident, possession of stolen property, larceny 2nd offense and prevent or obstruct phone call.

The vehicle was determined to have been stolen in an armed carjacking in Henrico County.

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