Arrest made in violent Virginia Beach home invasion

Brandon Smith (Courtesy: Virginia Beach Police Department)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man accused of holding two women hostage and ransacking their apartment in early July is now locked up, according to police.

Brandon Smith, 23, allegedly showed up a 606 Pheasant Run armed and with a mask on before covering a mother and daughter in a blanket while he helped rob the home.

Court papers say Smith, with one other unknown male, got away with thousands of dollars in stolen property, including high-priced electronics and purses, clothing, personal checks and credit cards.

Police say the incident happened 10:30 p.m. on July 7 and the suspects didn’t leave the home until after midnight July 8.

Less than an hour after the alleged robbery, court documents say one of the stolen credit cards was used to purchase a $500 gun from an online website.

A 17-year-old Norfolk teenager has since been taken into custody and charged with credit card fraud for the gun purchase.

According to court documents, Smith gave the juvenile the credit card to buy the gun.

Smith is still locked up in Virginia Beach City Jail. He will be back in court in September on robbery, abduction and weapons charges.

The juvenile will have a bench trial for fraud charges August 27.

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