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Police arrest suspect after fleeing attempted robbery in Henrico

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Posted at 9:44 PM, Nov 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-04 21:44:58-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A Glen Allen man is facing charges after, police said he attempted to rob a business, before fleeing on foot.

Derek D. Cephas, 42, was charged with one count of attempted robbery.

Police said on Wednesday November 4, at approximately 12:35 p.m., Henrico Police responded to the 5000 block of Lakeside Avenue for a robbery.

The victim stated that a black male approached an open teller window and passed a note demanding money. Before the victim complied, the suspect fled the business.

Officers responding to the scene located the suspect in the vicinity of the business and engaged in a brief foot pursuit which resulted in the suspect being apprehended on Bryan Park Avenue.

Cephas is currently being held in the Henrico County Jail.