NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Police have arrested one of two people suspected in a carjacking and robbery that took place outside a Newport News drug store last month.
Investigators said on the afternoon of January 2, the suspect, now identified as 31-year-old Cathy Marie Chapman, asked two women for directions outside the Medicap Pharmacy on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.
Police said she then forced the victims to drive her to the MI Rancho restaurant nearby, where a man got in the car.
Police said that the two suspects had ordered and eaten food and alcohol earlier at the restaurant and then tried to pay with a credit card, which was declined. The pair claimed they would go get the money and return, but instead were seen getting into the vehicle which was occupied by the two victims, and left.
The suspects eventually let the victims go, but not before demanding their wallets, cash, and cell phones.
Warrants were obtained for Chapman. Police said they have also identified and interviewed the male suspect, who has not been charged in this incident.
Chapman was also wanted in Gloucester County for stealing a person's car on January 28. The car has since been recovered.
Chapman faces charges in Newport News of two counts of abduction, two counts of conspiring to commit robbery, and two counts of conspiring to commit abduction, and also has charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, assault, and battery in Gloucester County.
ARREST MADE IN JANUARY ROBBERY/CARJACKING INCIDENT:— Newport News Police (@NewportNewsPD) February 9, 2018
Cathy Marie Chapman has been taken into custody in King & Queen County. Thank you to everyone who shared the information. pic.twitter.com/Wk6vh97xx3
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