SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) --Two people are in custody after a reported breaking and entering in downtown Suffolk Thursday morning.

According to police at 2:28 a.m., a commercial alarm went off at Advance Auto Parts at the 1500 block of North Main Street.

One of the responding officers saw a vehicle trying to avoid their cruiser. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to pull over.

After a slow, short pursuit, the vehicle pulled into a parking lot in the 800 block of North Main Street. The passenger fled on foot, but was apprehended a short time later.

The 25-year-old Tyreese D'Andre Darden and 24-year-old Lauren Raven Outland were taken into custody and charged with multiple counts of Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and several other charges stemming from a string of burglaries throughout the city.

Those burglaries happened at:

  • Kings Fork Diesel Truck Service on July 21
  • River Stone Chophouse on July 24
  • Vintage Tavern on July 24
  • Saunders Supply Company Inc. on July 24
  • Brinkley's Wrecker Service LLC on July 31
  • Derl'z Restaurant & Pub July 31
  • M & R Seafood on August 1
  • Tidewater Wholesalers, Inc. on August 1
  • Advance Auto Parts on August 3

This investigation remains ongoing and more charges may be added.

Darden and Outland are currently being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.