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Woman targeted by armed robbers near Henrico car wash

Posted at 7:38 AM, May 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-15 07:38:51-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Two people taken into police custody Saturday night are suspects in a violent crime near a Henrico car wash.

Henrico Police were called to car wash, in the 6100 block of Nine Mile Road, at about 10:25 p.m. Saturday by a woman who reported "several young males attempted to rob her at gunpoint," police said.

Police investigate attempted armed robbery near Henrico car wash

Police investigate attempted armed robbery near Henrico car wash

"The armed suspects fled the area and responding police officers, canine officers, and a police aerial support plane spotted the individuals nearby, leaving in a vehicle," a Henrico Police spokesman said. "A police pursuit was initiated, however the suspect vehicle lost control, striking several parked vehicles on Nine Mile Road at Dakar Drive before coming to a stop."

Two suspects were detained and taken to the hospital for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

"At this time, there are no additional suspects being sought by police," the police spokesman said.

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