Beach man accused of trying to abduct infant at gunpoint

Lowe,Bryan RVirginia Beach, Va. – A 48-year-old Virginia Beach man is behind bars after police say he tried to abduct an infant at gunpoint this morning.

Police say this happened at 9:52 a.m. in the 2200 block of Locksley Arch.

Bryan R. Lowe approached someone and started a conversation, police say. Lowe then pulled out a gun and threatened to take the baby who was in the back seat of a vehicle at the time.

Amber Garofalo, who lives across the street, tells NewsChannel 3 she saw the red Ford truck police say Lowe was driving but thought nothing of it until officer showed up.

“It’s very scary because we have kids in our neighborhood and a playground over here and just to think that someone right across the way from me, something like this would happen is intimidating,” she says. “The guy looked very normal and that’s the most intimidating part about it. That car, that everything didn’t look like something to be afraid of.”

The victim was able to get away to call 911 and gave dispatchers a description of the suspect. Neighbors say the father was able to run inside his home with his son, then use a neighbors phone to call for help.

“The fact that his dad was able to act so quickly and go inside and remove his son out of danger and then come out, lock himself it was amazing,” Garofalo says.

An officer spotted theĀ truckĀ and stopped it at Princess Anne Road and General Booth Blvd.

Lowe has been charged with attempted abduction and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is now being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail without bond.

5 comments

  • jj

    If people only knew the whole story about the “child abduction”. Bryan R. Lowe is a great person and time will tell.

  • Chad jeffries

    Bryan Lowe former Cheif Warrent officer for United States Army. Bryan Lowe suffers from PTSD which he acquired from being in the army for many years. If you watch the news footage everyone that knows him says they love him and would never suspect him of a thing like this. This is probably because it’s true Bryan Lowe loving husband and father wasn’t in his right mind that day because he has PTSD. I pray that a hero like that gets the necessary attention to get rid of his PTSD

    • NancyBrowning

      Bryan Lowe is a retired Chief Warrant Officer # 5 that has PTSD. Bryan Lowe has served this country & dedicated his life to protect all of us! Bryan is an outstanding man suffering from PTSD! Bryan Lowe is only one of MANY of our Vet’s suffering from this mental illness! HE NEEDS THE PROPER HELP & THAT CANT BE ACQUIRED IN JAIL!!

  • NancyBrowning

    Bryan Lowe is a retired Chief Warrant Officer # 5 that has PTSD. Bryan Lowe has served this country & dedicated his life to protect all of us! Bryan is an outstanding man suffering from PTSD! Bryan Lowe is only one of MANY of our Vet’s suffering from this mental illness! HE NEEDS THE PROPER HELP & THAT CANT BE ACQUIRED IN JAIL!!

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