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UPDATE: Five arrested after an armed robbery in Danville

gun discharged during robbery, none injured

DANVILLE, Va. - UPDATE: Five people are facing charges after an armed robbery in Danville. 

It happened on Wednesday, May 16 at The Grill restaurant on Watson Street.  

Police found a car in the 800 bock of Stokes Street after the robbery that matched a description given by the victim.  The vehicle was empty, but the engine compartment was warm as if it had been running.  

Officers were able to find the suspects in a nearby house.

28-year-old Darius Lakei Johnson, 24-year-old William Edward Lowe, 21-year-old Tanner James Foster, 27-year-old Reginald Lamonte Holland and a 17-year-old boy were all arrested and charged. 

The teenager's name and photo are being withheld due to his age. All adult suspects are being held without bond, the juvenile suspect is being held at W.W. Moore Jr. Juvenile Detention.

Here is the press release: 

Arrests have been made in an armed robbery that occurred earlier this week.

Shortly after the robbery call came in Wednesday afternoon regarding The Grill restaurant on Watson Street, Patrol Officers quickly located a vehicle in the 800 block of Stokes Street. matching the description given by the victim. The vehicle was unoccupied, but the engine compartment was warm as if it had recently been running. Officers continued to investigate and learned that the occupants ran into a house nearby. Additional Officers and Investigators arrived on scene, as well as Deputies with the Danville Sheriff's Office. Suspects were located and detained, and a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Based on interviews and evidence collected during the course of the investigation, four adults and one juvenile were charged in connection with the robbery.


Darius Lakei Johnson (28) - Robbery and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (VA State Code 18.2-58, 18.2-53.1)

William Edward Lowe (24) - Conspiracy to Commit Robbery (VA State Code 18.2-22, 18.2-58)

Tanner James Foster (21) - Accessory to Robbery (VA State Code 18.2-18, 18.2-58)

Reginald Lamonte Holland (27) - Robbery (VA State Code 18.2-58)

Unnamed Juvenile (17) - Robbery, Burglary while Armed, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (VA State Code 18.2-58, 18.2-90, 18.2-53.1)


The juvenile's name and photo are being withheld due to his age. All adult suspects are being held under no bond. The juvenile suspect is being held at W.W. Moore Jr. Juvenile Detention.  

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Danville Police are on the lookout for three men, after an armed robbery in Danville, Wednesday.

Police were called out to "The Grill" restaurant at 116 Watson Street shortly before 2:00pm.

An employee working during the robbery told officers three black men wearing masks entered the restaurant and demanded money. 

One of the suspects then pulled out a gun that fired. 

Police tell WXFR told no one was injured in the robbery.

The suspects fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. 

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call 911, Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, or the Danville Police Department at (434) 799-6508.


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