Two charged for armed robbery in Roanoke

By  | 

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) The Roanoke Police department responded on Saturday at around 11 p.m. to a man reporting that he was being robbed at gunpoint by two individuals.

The man told police he was sitting in his car at a parking lot of a convenience store at the 2200 block of Orange Ave. NE when the robbery occurred.

One of the two suspects waved a revolver at the victim and demanded cash.

The man told police that the suspects got away with cash and fled in an older model gray Dodge Charger. The man witnessed the vehicle turn north from Orange Avenue onto Hollins Road NE.

When officers arrived on the scene and were speaking to the man, another robbery call was dispatched at the A&M Mart on the 2500 block of Hollins Rd. NE. at around 11:30 p.m.

A store clerk told police that two suspects entered the store, one of them holding a revolver, and demanded money.

The store clerk said the suspects got away with cash and matched the descriptions of the two suspects who robbed the man on Orange Ave.

No one was hurt during both of the reported robberies.

At around 11:40 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle traveling south on Plantation Road NE.

The officer proceeded to follow the vehicle at a distance and observed it pull into the Frontier Apartments at the 4300 block of Plantation Road NE.

Officers then made contact with the vehicle's occupants and took them to the Roanoke City Jail.

Police have identified the two suspects as being Donald Paul, 27, of Roanoke and Schneider Fleury, 25, of Roanoke. They have both been charged with one count of robbery for the incident at the A&M Mart.

In the continuing investigation, officers recovered a revolver and cash that is potential evidence of robbery.

The investigation is ongoing and any additional charges are pending.