Police arrest armed robbery suspect who hid in victim’s car

Charles Michael Kleber (Photo courtesy: Virginia Beach Police)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police say thanks to the community’s help, they were able to track down an armed robbery suspect who hid in a victim’s car.

According to police, the victim’s vehicle was parked, and unlocked, in the Lynnhaven Shopping Center on Oct. 14

A man entered the vehicle and hid in the back seat until the victim returned from shopping. When the victim got back into her vehicle, he pulled out a knife and demanded the victim’s purse. The man took the purse and fled the area on foot. The victim was not injured.

Security photos of this suspect were released on Thursday and people who recognized the suspect started reaching out to police. As a result, detectives identified 39-year-old Charles Kleber of Chesapeake, as their suspect. He’s been charged with robbery, entering or setting in motion a vehicle, solicitation to commit a misdemeanor and revocation of a suspended sentence.

Photo courtesy: Virginia Beach Police