Two teenagers are under arrest after the Charlottesville Police Department says they were involved in an armed robbery.

Authorities say a 17-year-old pointed a gun at a women and demanded money in the parking lot at the Willoughby Square Shopping Center around 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30.

The victim was not injured.

The teen is charged with armed robbery, as well as possession of a weapon with the intent to commit a felony. Authorities did not release the suspect’s name or a picture because he is under the age of 18.

Police also arrested 19-year-old Jack Joseph Bickers, charging him with conspiracy to commit a felony.


07/01/2019 Release from the Charlottesville Police Department:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On June 30, 2019, at approximately 1602 hours, officers responded to the report of an armed robbery in the 1100 block of 5th Street SW in the area of Willoughby Square.

Upon arrival, the victim reported a male suspect pointed a gun at her and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, and the victim was not injured.

Petitions were obtained for a 17-year-old male juvenile, who is charged with one count of armed robbery, and one count of possession of a weapon with the intent to commit a felony.

Upon further investigation, it was determined a second suspect was also involved in the incident. Officers arrested Jack Joseph Bickers, 19, who is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Anyone with information may call the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280 or CrimeStoppers at (434) 977-4000.