A teenager is charged with several crimes after a home invasion and robbery Tuesday night in Lynchburg.
Authorities say a female who was at the home in the 2500 block of Carter Street says a male armed with a knife came in to the home a little after 5:00 and demanded the keys to her Nissan Sedan.
Police say the suspect then left and ended up wrecking the car not far away. The suspect then carjacked another female on Old Rustburg Road. That vehicle was later recovered with tire damage.
A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody in connection to the incidents. He’s charged with several crimes.
Full Press Release From the Lynchburg Police Department
On July 5, 2016 at approximately 1705 hrs. The Lynchburg Police department responded to the 2500 Block of Carter Street for a reported home invasion/robbery. The w/f victim reported that a black male armed with a knife forced his way into the residence and demanded the keys to her vehicle. The suspect left the residence with the victim’s car keys and stole her red Nissan 4 door sedan. The suspect then wrecked the Nissan a short distance away in the area of 25 Ford Street where he threatened a second w/f victim with the knife and carjacked her white minivan. The suspect fled the scene on Old Rustburg Road into Campbell County. The mini-van was recovered a short distance from the scene on Old Rustburg Road abandoned with a flat tire and other damage.
At 1858 hours a b/m juvenile age 16 was taken into custody in reference to the above incident and charged with multiple felony charges to include Carjacking, Grand Larceny, Breaking and entering with intent to commit robbery, Hit & Run, and 2 counts of Reckless Driving. The juvenile was transported to the Lynchburg Juvenile Detention Center.
The Investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact Det. D.S Dempsey at 434-455-6161 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-599.