Teen arrested in robbery of Isle of Wight Co. Dollar General

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) -- Authorities say a teenager is behind a robbery that took place at a Dollar General Store in Isle of Wight County in September.

Tommy Potter with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at the store located at 4787 Old Stage Highway on Sept. 30.

The suspect, identified as 17-year-old Lance A. Wright, of Surry County, entered the store, displayed a handgun, and took money from the register and safe. He then ordered the employee to drive him a couple of miles away from the store and let him out.

The Sheriff's Office says Wright has been declared an adult by another court.

Wright was taken to Western Tidewater Regional jail without bond.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.


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