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SUFFOLK, Va. – Police have arrested a suspect they say was involved in a commercial armed robbery that took place on April 14.

The call for the incident came in at 2:01 p.m., from the Verizon store in the 6200 block of College Drive.

Junajah Shaquilla Somerville

An investigation determined that two black males displaying handguns and wearing masks covering the lower part of their faces entered the store and demanded phones.

An employee and customer were the only ones present at the time of the incident and the subjects fled taking only the customer’s cell phone.

There were no injuries.

On October 1, Junajah Shaquilla Somerville, 20, was arrested on multiple charges related to this incident. Charges include Abduction – Extort Money or Immoral Purpose; Robbery; Robbery: three counts of Business with Use of Gun or Simulated Gun, and four counts of Use or Display Firearm in Commission of Felony.

You may also visit the Suffolk Police Department website and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link.

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