18-year-old charged with robbing Portsmouth dry cleaners

18-year-old charged with robbing Portsmouth dry cleaners

Credit: From Portsmouth Police Dept.

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by By 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 1:15 PM

PORTMSOUTH - One of three suspects in the robbery of a dry cleaners is under arrest.

Albano Cleaners on Hamilton Avenue was robbed on the afternoon January 13.

Police say two men initially went into the business and asked for laundry, but the clerk told them there wasn't any under their names. A few minutes later, they returned with a third man, who pulled a gun.

Police say the three forced the clerk to open the safe and also took cash from the register.

Police say one of the suspects is Frankie Dirnel Whitehead, 18, who was arrested Tuesday night on charges of robbery, abduction and two counts of use of a firearm.

The search continues for the other two men.

If you can help, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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