Serial robbery suspect charged in three Peninsula localities

Serial robbery suspect charged in three Peninsula localities

Credit: Newport News Police Dept.

Ronald Wayne Carr

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 2:34 PM

NEWPORT NEWS – For two years, a man wearing a fake beard has robbed businesses in three Peninsula localities. 

Now, police say they have their man.  

38-year-old Ronald Carr was arrested Thursday night on more than 60 charges, including robbery, abduction and use of a firearm.

Newport News Police spokesman Lou Thurston said Carr was caught after officers were called about someone stealing from cars in the area of 16th Street and Garden Drive around 9:15 p.m. 

Authorities believe Carr has robbed fast food restaurants, “dollar” stores and other businesses since December 2010. 

More charges were expected to be placed as the investigations continue, police added.

CHARGES:
NEWPORT NEWS:
14 counts of abduction
2 counts of attempting to commit a felony
12 counts of robbery
28 counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony 

HAMPTON:
4 counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
2 counts of burglary while armed
2 counts of robbery

 

YORK CO.:
5 counts of abduction
1 count of robbery
1 count of attempt robbery
2 counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
2 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
1 count of grand larceny

 

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