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Beach Police K-9 aids in arrest of serial robbery suspects

Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach Police have arrested two men for a series of robberies that began July 23rd and continued through August 4th.

K-9 Bear

Police K-9 Bear

Each robbery occurred at a 7-Eleven convenience store in the early morning hours between midnight and 4:00 a.m.

Police say the men entered the store and scaled the counter while threatening employees. The men would then steal large quantities of Newport cigarettes.

The dates and locations are as follows:

7-23-14   201 S. Witchduck Road
7-26-14   1100 Independence Blvd
7-29-14   200 Aragona Blvd
7-31-14   4660 Princess Anne Rd
8-3-14   130 Newtown Rd
8-4-14   4660 Princess Anne Rd

During the last robbery on Monday, August 4th, a suspect fled on foot towards Green Meadows Drive.

Officers and detectives on patrol converged on the area and started canvassing the area with the assistance of a police K-9 named Bear.

Bear and his handler tracked the suspect to a yard in the 4400 block of Lark Lake Court and were able to take him into custody.

A second suspect was also arrested on scene.

Raymond Lee Harold Jr. 45,  is charged with seven counts of Robbery, six counts of Wearing Mask in Public, Grand Larceny and Conspiracy.

Carl Lee Walton Jr. 22, is charged with two counts of Robbery, Conspiracy, and Possession of Controlled Substance.

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