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Another armed robbery in Short Pump leads to arrest

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

Henrico Police are investigating the second daytime armed robbery in Short Pump in less than a week.

The latest incident was called in Sunday at approximately 3:40 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market, located in the 11100 block of W. Broad Street. Police say a 16-year-old male with a handgun demanded money from a man and woman, then took off in a vehicle.

Authorities say a Virginia State Trooper spotted the vehicle on I-95 and pulled it over at Belvidere Street near W. Broad Street in Richmond. Henrico Detectives charged a passenger in the vehicle with two counts of robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. 

Last Wednesday at approximately 5:30 p.m., two women told police they were robbed at gunpoint in the SkateNationPlus parking lot, located in the 4300 block of Pouncey Tract Road. No injuries were reported.

Police did not say if the two armed robberies are related.

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