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Taxi Robbery Suspects Arrested in Buckingham

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Akeem Cornelius Kimbrough Akeem Cornelius Kimbrough
Brandon Lamar Thomas Brandon Lamar Thomas

Buckingham County Sheriff's Office Press Release

On Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:14 a.m. the Buckingham County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to a robbery that had just occurred at the intersections of Francisco Road (Route 636) and Crumptown Road (Route 609) in the Francisco area of Buckingham County.

Deputies responded and met with an employee of Arena Taxicab Service who stated that he dropped off two black males after picking them up in Farmville. The black males refused to pay the fare and ran off taking personal effects belonging to the driver.

Deputies staged a perimeter in the area and awaited the arrival of the Buckingham County Sheriff's Office police canine "Nero." A track of the suspects lead deputies to the 7600 block of Crumptown Road where two black males were detained. The victim positively identified the two males as the responsible parties in the robbery: Akeem Cornelius Kimbrough and Brandon Lamar Thomas.

Both Kimbrough and Thomas were criminally charged with two (2) felonies for violating Virginia Code 18.2-58 Robbery and 18.2-95 Grand Larceny along with a single misdemeanor count of 18.2-206 Procuring a Vehicle with Intent to Defraud. Both are being held without bond and transported to Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville awaiting a future court date.

Sheriff Kidd would like to thank his deputies for their quick response to this incident that directly contributed to its success. Additionally, Sheriff Kidd is very pleased with police canine "Nero" who continues to prove his crime fighting abilities which coincides with Kidd's pledge in protecting the citizens of Buckingham.

William G. Kidd Jr.
Sheriff, Buckingham County

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