State police seek two in armed robbery of ABC store

Press release from Virginia State Police

ORANGE, Va. – Virginia State Police are seeking the public's help in locating two Rappahannock County teenagers charged in the 2010 armed robbery of a Virginia ABC Store in the Town of Orange.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Culpeper Field Office, with the assistance of the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement and Town of Orange Police, is investigating the armed robbery that occurred Dec. 20, 2010, at the Virginia ABC Store on North Madison Street. James Lynn Crooks, 19, of Sperryville, Va., and Jeremy Harold Carter, 19, of Amissville, Va., entered the store at approximately 6:15 p.m. and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash taken from the register.

State police are also investigating the possibility of two other individuals assisting Crooks and Carter as a lookout and driver of a getaway vehicle.

No one inside the store was injured during the robbery.

Arrest warrants for armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection to the robbery have been obtained for both Crooks and Carter.

Crooks is a white male with hazel eyes and brown hair. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 165 pounds.

Carter is a white male with blue eyes and brown hair. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the whereabouts of the two wanted subjects is asked to call the Virginia State Police at 1-800-572-2260 or (540) 829-7771.