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Albemarle Police Investigate Armed Robberies

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Albemarle County police are investigating two armed robberies that happened late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. In both cases, intruders broke into homes and robbed the victims at gunpoint. 

Neighbors say Lakeview Drive in Four Seasons is usually quiet. But that wasn't the case early Thursday morning. Police were called there around 12:20 a.m. after they say three unknown men broke into a home and robbed the victim at gunpoint. 

The robbers took off with electronics and cash. The victim isn't sure if they left in a car or by foot. 

Just an hour before that happened, around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to another armed robbery in the University Heights area. The victim told police two unknown men entered his home and had a gun. They also took electronics and cash and left the scene in a vehicle. 

Right now, police aren't connecting the crimes, which have left both neighborhoods nervous. 

"That concerns me a lot. This is normally a very quiet neighborhood. We actually have a security patrol that comes through here several times a night, and I'm surprised an event like this would happen," said Steve Harris, who lives in Four Seasons. 

Albemarle County police are still investigating whether or not they are related to the home invasion earlier this week off Shelby Drive in Charlottesville.

The owner of a nearby daycare center spoke to police Thursday about surveillance cameras she has set up. Police say they will pick up the footage on Monday.


Albemarle County Police Department
Press Release 

The Albemarle County Police Department is investigating two armed robberies which occurred late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. 

At approximately 11:16 pm, the ACPD was called to respond to an armed robbery in the 200 block of Colonnade Drive.  The incident had just occurred.  The victim says two unknown men entered his home and were armed with a gun.  The suspects took a few electronic items and an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle and the victim was not injured.

At approximately 12:19 am, the ACPD was called to respond to an armed robbery in the 200 block of Lakeview Drive.  Three unknown men entered the home and robbed the victim at gunpoint.  The suspects took off with a few electronics and an undisclosed amount of cash.  The victim is unsure if they left in a vehicle or on foot.  The victim was not injured. 

Detectives with the Albemarle County Police Department are investigating both of the incidents to determine if the crimes are connected.  The investigations are on-going.  Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

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