Man and woman accused of burglarizing businesses in Suffolk, Chesapeake

Tyreese D’Andrae Darden, Lauren Raven Outland (Photo: Suffolk police)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Suffolk man and woman are behind bars, accused of burglarizing businesses across the area.

Suffolk police say Tyreese D’Andrae Darden, 25, and Lauren Raven Outland, 24, have each been charged with multiple counts of burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony and other offenses.

The charges stem from early morning burglaries at the following businesses:

  • July 21: Kings Fork Diesel Truck Service, 3600 block of Pruden Boulevard
  • July 24: River Stone Chophouse, 8000 block of Harbour View Boulevard
  • July 24: Vintage Tavern, 1900 block of Governors Pointe Drive
  • July 28: Saunders Supply Company, Inc., 5800 block of Godwin Boulevard
  • July 31: Brinkley’s Wrecker Service, LLC, 100 block of Dill Road
  • July 31: Derl’z Restaurant & Pub, 400 block of East Pinner Street
  • Aug. 1: M & R Seafood, 800 block of West Constance Road
  • Aug. 1: Tidewater Wholesalers, Inc., 700 block of West Constance Road
  • Aug. 3: Advance Auto Parts, 1500 block of North Main Street

Chesapeake police confirm the pair are also suspected of breaking into two businesses there.

The pair’s alleged spree came to an end after they had reportedly broken into the Advance Auto Parts in Suffolk on August 3. An alarm went off, and police came to the scene.  The suspects reportedly fled in a vehicle and led police on a brief pursuit before pulling into a lot. Police say Darden tried to run off, but both suspects were ultimately arrested.

“It’s really hard to comprehend,” said Donna Perry, one of the victims.

Perry owns Derlz’s Restaurant and Pub. Monday morning, she discovered that the power had been cut off and a back door was smashed. She reviewed indoor surveillance video, which captured a man in a hooded sweatshirt walking around with a crowbar.

“Unless it’s happened to you, you really don’t realize it’s such a violation,” Perry said.

She says the crooks made off with $2,500 and at least one bottle of liquor. She is holding a fundraising event on August 19 to “recoup.”

Over at Saunders Supply Company, the crooks went through an unlocked safe, but got away with much less.

Manager Paul Saunders told 10 On Your Side that they broke a door down to enter his business, but only made off with petty cash.

“The door cost more than what we lost in cash,” he said, still grateful the suspects were arrested.

“We have a great police force, great detectives.”

Darden and Outland are both being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Back in 2014, 10 On Your Side reported that Darden was accused of burglarizing credit unions in Suffolk. Court records indicate those charges were withdrawn.