HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Police arrested a man and two juveniles in connection to multiple armed robberies and a carjacking.
At 1:43 a.m. Monday, dispatchers got a call about a reported robbery and carjacking. Officers responded to the Stop and Go gas station, located in the 2200 block of West Mercury Boulevard, where they met with the victim, a 30-year-old man from Georgia. The man told police he was visiting from out of state and staying at the Embassy Suites hotel in the 1700 block of Cunningham Drive. The victim said while he was parked in the parking lot of the hotel, trying to get things from his vehicle, he was approached by two suspects. They were both armed with handguns. The suspects forced the man into his 2012 white GMC Yukon and made him drive to an ATM to withdraw cash. The victim drove the suspects to the Stop and Go. All three entered the business, but after the victim couldn’t make a withdrawal, the suspects left the gas station with the victim’s vehicle.
At 9:27 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to the first block of Derby Drive for an attempted robbery. The victim, a 17-year-old from Hampton, told officers he was walking through the parking lot of some town homes when unknown suspects came up next to him in a white SUV. One of the passengers jumped out of the back seat of the SUV, armed with a gun, and demanded the victim hand over his belongings. The victim ran from the area before the suspect got anything from him. No one was injured in this incident.
That same night, at 10:16 p.m., officers responded to the Spring Hill Suites hotel, located in the 1900 block of Power Plant Parkway, for a reported robbery. Police arrived on scene and met with the victims, two men from Israel. They told police that as they walked through a parking lot toward the hotel, they were approached by unknown suspects. The suspects were in a white SUV. One of the passengers, who had a gun, got out of the vehicle and demanded that both victims hand over their belongings. The victims complied and the suspects left in the SUV after getting cash from each victim. No one was injured.
Just over 10 minutes later, at 10:37 p.m., police were called to the In Town Suites hotel, located in the 2100 block of West Mercury Boulevard for another robbery. Officers got on scene and met with the victims: a man, a woman and a juvenile girl. The victims told officers that they were walking through a parking lot toward the hotel when two unknown, armed suspects appeared from behind some bushes and demanded them to hand over their stuff. The victims gave the suspects cash and their cell phones. Then, both suspects ran from the area. There were no injuries reported in this incident, either.
Police were at the Ambassador Inn & Suites hotel and saw a white SUV in the parking lot. They tried to stop the vehicle, and a pursuit began. The vehicle traveled down West Mercury Boulevard, where the suspects merged onto Interstate 64. The suspect vehicle got off I-64 onto Interstate 664 toward Newport News. They got off at the Chestnut Road exit. The pursuit ended a short time later when the suspect vehicle crashed into the Chic-A-Sea restaurant, located in the 4400 block of Jefferson Avenue. The suspects jumped out of the car, but with help from Newport News police, Hampton officers managed to apprehend three of the four people in the white SUV.
Police determined the vehicle was the same SUV stolen from the Georgia man on Monday.
As a result of police investigation, Dashawn Lamar Hines has been charged with one count of attempt robbery, five counts of robbery, six counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and six counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.
Two male juveniles — a 16-year-old from Hampton and a 17-year-old from Newport News — were charged with one count of attempt robbery, five counts of robbery, six counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, six counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, and one count of possession of a firearm by a minor.
Police are still trying to identify the fourth suspect.
If you know anything about these suspects or incidents, you’re asked to call the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.