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Robbery suspect running from police drives into Hull Street tree

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Posted at 12:16 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 18:15:25-04

RICHMOND, Va — A driver attempting to get away from police hit a tree along the 4900 block of Hull Street Road, near Warwick Road, in South Richmond Wednesday morning, according to a Richmond Police spokesperson.

Two people in the car were involved in an earlier robbery at a CVS drug store on Forest Hill Avenue, near Hathaway Road.

Emanuel T. Green, 33, and Zorin A. Holton, 27, both of South Richmond, were arrested and charged with robbery. Green was also charged with the use of a firearm in commission. Additional charges are pending.

(L to R) Zorin A. Holton, Emanuel T. Green

(L to R) Zorin A. Holton, Emanuel T. Green

Wednesday at around 9:51 a.m., police responded to the CVS at 6807 Forest Hill Avenue for a robbery call. Witnesses reported two suspects, one armed with a handgun, who demanded and took prescription narcotics from the store and fled the store through the back of the building, got into a car, and drove off.

When Richmond Police later spotted that car on Hull Street Road and East Belt Boulevard, officers gave chase. The chase did not last long as the suspect’s car crashed into the tree a short time later.

Both suspects were taken into custody. One of the suspects suffered a minor injury.

The crash happened at about 9:20 a.m.

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