Two men arrested for series of cell phone store robberies

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Police in Virginia Beach say they have arrested the suspects involved in a string of robberies that targeted cellular phone stores.

The arrests came Tuesday afternoon, following yet another robbery.  Police say that at about 4:41 p.m., a man entered the Cricket Wireless in the 2000 block of South Independence Boulevard, pulled out a handgun and demanded money.  The employee complied, and the suspect fled the store and into an awaiting vehicle.

After the robbery was reported, a Virginia Beach police officer recognized the suspect vehicle from a previous encounter.  With the help of Norfolk Police, Virginia Beach detectives were able to identify and arrest the two suspects.

Arrested are 22-year-old Brandon Ricardo Setzer, and 22-year-old Jesse Qushawn Bray, both of Norfolk. Setzer is charged with Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony and Robbery, while Bray is charged with 8 counts of Robbery,  8 counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, Attempt to Commit a Non-Capital Offense, Abduction, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

Investigators believe the two men are responsible for the following robberies in Virginia Beach:

Both suspects are currently being held without bond in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.


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