2 suspects arrested in weekend robbery near ODU

Norfolk police have arrested two suspects in connection with a robbery that happened over the weekend.

Police arrested 21-year-old Kendrell Hasaan Alston of the 1400 Block of Melon Street; he is charged with six counts of robbery, six counts of Use of a Firearm, and one count of conspiracy.

Norfolk police have also arrested 19-year-old Takari Smith of the 1400 Block of Gust Lane in Chesapeake; he is charged with six counts of robbery, six counts of Use of a Firearm, and one count of conspiracy.

Both suspects were arrested in connection with a robbery that happened on March 30, 2012, in the 1200 block of W. 40th Street. Reports of the robbery came in at 12:30 a.m.

Police say on March 30, five ODU students along with one Virginia Tech student were walking to Taco Bell when they were approached by suspects armed with a handgun demanding money. Police say the suspects ran away with the victim’s cell phones, backpacks, a purse and a wallet.

No one was injured during the robbery.

On March 31, 2012, police found the suspects in the 1900 block of Greenleafe Drive at approximately 4:45 a.m.

They were taken into custody without incident.

Police are still looking for a third unknown suspect. He is described as a black male, age 18-23, wearing all black clothing at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information on this unknown suspect is asked to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. (1-888-562-5887)

Investigators are looking at other robberies in the area to determine if these suspects may have been involved. Those investigations are ongoing, and additional charges are possible.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

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