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Man charged in Stafford robbery case
BY KEITH EPPS
Police have arrested one man and are searching for two others in connection with a Sept. 27 robbery in North Stafford, police said.
Marshall Lynn Albritton Jr., 20, of Stafford is charged with numerous offenses, including robbery, abduction, grand larceny, armed burglary and assault.
He was arrested Friday and is being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
Sheriff’s Capt. Billy Bowler said police are working to confirm the identities of two other men involved in the robbery, but no charges had been filed as of Tuesday night.
According to police, two men in their early 20s were relaxing on a patio in the 400 block of Oakridge Drive the afternoon of the 27th, when three men jumped a fence and confronted them at knife-point.
The robbers forced the victims into the home, then helped themselves to various items while keeping the knives pointed toward the victims.
Among the items taken were computers, a cellphone, video games, knives, headphones and the wallet of one of the victims.
Detectie Barry Surles’ subsequent investigation led to Albritton, who lives in the same area of the county and who was released from jail earlier this year after serving time for a prior robbery conviction.
According to court records, Albritton was arrested on robbery and other charges on Nov. 17. He was later sentenced in Stafford Circuit Court to a total of six years in prison with all but six months suspended.
He was released from the local jail on April 24.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the unidentified robbers are described as black males, 19 to 22 years old, at least 6 feet tall with lean builds.
One has short-cropped hair, and the other had short dreadlocks.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 659-2020.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404