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Food Lion Robbed, Suspect Arrested After Police Chase

The alleged robber crashed into another vehicle while trying to elude police.

Andre Jovon Jenkins. Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Department Photo.
Andre Jovon Jenkins. Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Department Photo.
A Woodbridge resident who allegedly robbed a Food Lion was captured by Spotsylvania Sheriff's deputies Monday night.

At 6:04 p.m. Dec. 2, a male suspect walked into Food Lion at 7100 Salem Fields Blvd., showed a black pistol and demanded money from the registers, Capt. Jeffery Pearce of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said.

"The suspect assaulted one of the female employees, took an undisclosed amount of cash, left the store and drove off in a vehicle," Pearce said.  The woman was not seriously injured.

The Spotsylvania County Emergency Communications Center received the 9-1-1 call from store employees, who provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle.  "Only about two minutes later, Spotsylvania Patrol Lieutenant S. Clem spotted the suspect vehicle traveling on Plank Road, near Spotsylvania Towne Center mall," Pearce said. 

When Lt. Clem attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect sped up and attempted to elude the patrol cruiser.  The suspect vehicle crossed traffic trying to enter Central Park and hit another vehicle.  The suspect was taken into custody.  No injuries were reported in the accident. 

Andre Jovon Jenkins, 30, was taken into custody. "Detectives responded to the scenes and are proceeding with the investigation," Pearce said.  Charges are pending.

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