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Two men arrested for robbery of tobacco store

A prompt response by the King George Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of two Washington, DC men after they are alleged to have robbed the Last Chance Tobacco store in Dahlgren last week.

The armed robbery occurred at 6:39 p.m. on Dec. 23, at the small store located at 4963 James Madison Parkway (U.S. 301). An old model green Jeep Cherokee pulled into the store’s parking lot, and a man armed with a handgun got out of the vehicle and entered the store.

According to the King George Sheriff’s Office, a clerk and a friend who were in the store at the time ran into the store’s office and slammed and locked the office door. A second man from the Jeep then entered the store, and the two men took several cases of cigarettes and left in the vehicle headed north on U.S. 301.

Sheriff Steve Dempsey said that his officers arrived on the scene within five minutes and alerted sheriff’s officers in Charles County, MD, on the other side of the U.S. 301 bridge.  The getaway vehicle was stopped shortly thereafter by Charles County sheriff’s officers on U.S. 301, just north of La Plata.

Arrested on fugitive warrants, pending charges of armed robbery were Artemus Riley and Louis Jackson. The arresting officers recovered the stolen cigarettes and a loaded handgun from the vehicle after the pair was arrested.

Sheriff Dempsey also said that the two suspects are being held at the Charles County Jail in Maryland, pending extradition to Virginia, in King George County. There have been two previous robberies at the Last Chance Tobacco Store this year, and Dempsey said that his investigators are looking into the possibility that the two men arrested were also involved in those armed robberies.

Dempsey credited his officers and their quick response for setting in motion the events that led to the capture of the two men. He also credited the quick work of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. “We have a good working relationship with Charles County,” Dempsey said. “They were very helpful.”

Richard Leggitt

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