Teens attending church conference attacked in Va. Beach


by By 13Nes


Posted on March 27, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 3:10 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Police say they've arrested one man and are looking for a second in the robbery of a group of teens attending a Christian conference in Virginia Beach.

The group was in town for the conference at the Holiday Inn on Greenwich Road.

They'd gone to a nearby 7-Eleven, on Newtown Road, on March 21 and the suspects ,Tyrone Jones and Samuel Kearney, were there, too.

Video: Teens robbed outside Beach 7-11

The suspects got back into their car and waited until the four walked out.

One man pulled a gun and demanded their property as the second man took the items. According to police, the robbers got $330 in cash, wallets, cell phones, debit cards and iPods.

No one was hurt.

Kearney turned himself in on Monday, police said.

They're still searching for Tyrone Carone Jones, 23. Police say he's known to frequent the Newtown Road area as well as the Regency and Mayfair Apartment complexes.

If you can help police locate Jones, call Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.