Man, two teens arrested for multiple robberies and carjacking

HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Three people have been arrested and police are searching for at least one more suspect following a crime spree that happened in Hampton on Monday and Tuesday.

Dashawn Lamar Hines and two male juveniles, ages 16 and 17, have each been charged with one count of attempt robbery, five counts of robbery, six counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and six counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Police were first alerted to the suspects' activities early Monday morning at 1:43, when a call came in of a robbery and carjacking at the Stop and Go gas station in the 2200 block of West Mercury Boulevard.  

Investigators learned the victim, who had been staying at the Embassy Suites hotel in the 1700 block of Cunningham Drive, was getting something from the back of his white GMC Yukon when two suspects, both armed with hand guns, approached him. They forced the victim into the vehicle and ordered him to go to an ATM at the Stop and Go and withdraw money. The victim was unable to withdraw any money from the ATM however, at which point the suspects fled, taking his SUV.

On Tuesday night shortly before 9:30, police were called out to the first block of Derby Drive in reference to an attempted robbery.  The victim told police he was walking through a nearby parking lot when the suspects approached him driving a white SUV. One of the rear seat passengers got out with a firearm and demanded the victim's property.

The victim, however, ran away and was able to get away from the suspects without getting hurt or giving them anything.

Then less than an hour later, police responded to the Spring Hill Suites in the 1900 block of Power Plant Parkway in reference to a robbery.  Arriving officers met with two victims who told them a virtually identical story as the victim from an hour ago: a white SUV approached them and an individual armed with a gun got out of the back seat, demanding property from both victims.

The victims complied and gave the suspect their money.  The suspects then fled in the SUV. No one was hurt.

Another robbery was reported minutes later at the In Town Suites hotel in the 2100 block of West Mercury Boulevard.  There, two armed suspects appeared from behind some bushes and demanded property from three victims.  They complied and the suspects fled on foot. Again, no one was hurt.

As officers were on scene of this latest robbery, they noticed a white SUV in the parking lot of the nearby Ambassador Inn & Suites hotel.  Officers tried stopping the vehicle, but the SUV drove off, beginning a pursuit.

The white SUV drove down West Mercury Boulevard, where the suspects merged onto Interstate 64.  The vehicle then exited I-64 onto Interstate 664 toward Newport News. They got off I-664 at the Chestnut Road exit. 

The police pursuit came to an end a short time later, when the suspect vehicle crashed into the Chic-A-Sea restaurant located in the 4400 block of Jefferson Avenue. 

The suspects fled from the SUV, however three of the four occupants were apprehended by Hampton and Newport News Police. 

Police discovered the white SUV was the same vehicle that had been taken from the victim of Monday morning's carjacking.

Police are still looking to identify and apprehend the fourth suspect.

Anyone with information that will assist police is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.  Tipsters can also send an anonymous tip via text message to the Crime Line by texting "HAMPTONPDTIPS plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES).  Crime Line callers remain anonymous and never appear in court.  If a Crime Line call results in an arrest, the caller is eligible for a reward up to $1,000.


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