3 men, 1 juvenile arrested in Gloucester armed robbery

From left: Thomas Tabor, Brian Jason Smith, Jr. and Lambert Tyler Yarrington, Jr. (Photos: Gloucester County Sheriff's Office)

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Four people were arrested for allegedly robbing two people at gunpoint in Gloucester early Friday morning.

The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a reported armed robbery around 4:50 a.m. It happened on Lees Neck Farm Road, near George Washington Memorial Highway.

Two victims told authorities they were walking on the road when a vehicle approached and four males with guns got out, demanding them to turn over their belongings. During the robbery, one of the suspects fired a shot at the ground. The suspects then drove away from the scene and the victims called 911.

The victims knew the suspects, so they were able to provide names and descriptions for the suspects.

A short time later, deputies spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on George Washington Memorial Highway near Short Lane. Deputies stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of the Wawa gas station and took the four suspects into custody without incident.

Lambert Tyler Yarrington, Jr., 21; Brian Jason Smith, Jr., 18; Thomas Tabor, 18; and a 17-year-old male were all arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony and two counts of abduction.

Authorities are still investigating.