UPDATE: Police say they have arrested two people accused of an armed robbery at First State Landing Park.
Michael Christopher Lay and Christopher Ross were taken into custody on June 2nd. They’ve been charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony and use of a firearm. Both are being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.
Virginia Beach, Va. – Two people are wanted in an armed robbery that took place at First Landing State Park, police tell NewsChannel 3.
On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:20 a.m., an unknown white male suspect approached the parking employee at the entrance to First Landing State Park at 64th Street, where he produced an item that the employee believed to be a handgun and demanded money.
The victim complied, giving the suspect an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect was last seen running into the woods towards 64th Street.
The suspect was seen getting into the passenger side of a white SUV being driven by another white male, police say. The vehicle left in an unknown direction of travel. No injuries have been reported.
Suspect #1 is described as a white male in his early 20′s, 5′ 7″ – 6′ tall, approximately 180 pounds with short dark hair. He was wearing a white crewneck undershirt, unknown description of pants.
Suspect #2 (driver) is described as a white male, mid to late 20′s, 5′ 10″ to 6′ tall, slender build with short cropped dark hair. He had a circular tattoo with writing inside on his upper arm (unknown right or left arm). He was wearing tan shorts, no shirt and a very large, dark colored wristband.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers Office at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (562-5887) or text VBTIP with your information to CRIMES (274697). Tipsters remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.
This case remains under investigation.
Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.