Man charged with robbing multiple Suffolk businesses at gunpoint

SUFFOLK, Va. – A Chesapeake man is behind bars for robbing multiple businesses in Suffolk at gunpoint.

Deric Simons

19-year-old Deric Simons has been charged with four counts of Robbery, four counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, four counts of Wearing a Mask, four counts of Possession of Burglary Tools and three counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.

Suffolk Police say the first of the four separate incidents happened in April:

  • April 20 – robbery at 7-Eleven in the 6400 block of Hampton Roads Parkway
  • July 18 – robbery at the Sprint store in the 1000 block of University Boulevard
  • July 23 – robbery at the Raceway in the 1200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard
  • July 23 – robbery at the 7-Eleven in the 800 block of Carolina Road

Simons is currently being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail.

The investigation remains ongoing, and additional charges are pending.

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