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Police K-9 finds Spotsy robbery suspect

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A man is accused of cutting a grocery store employee with a knife after being confronted about stealing seafood.

According to Capt. Troy Skebo of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Hilltop Giant Store located at 10346 Courthouse Road around 12:40 p.m. for a report of a robbery in progress.

Giant employees told police that a male approached the seafood department and obtained a large amount of seafood, Skebo said. The man then concealed the seafood underneath his clothing and attempted to leave the store, he said.

Two Giant loss-prevention employees approached the man and confronted him. Skebo said that’s when the man pulled out a knife and cut one of the employees on the arm.

He then fled on foot in the area of the Hilltop shopping center, he said.

Deputies formed a perimeter and brought in a tracking dog named “Hulk.”


Taylor Lucas

The dog, along with deputy Matt Greene, tracked a scent to a vacant home located in the 10600 block of Leavells Road, he said.

Hulk then located the man hiding in a confined space under a stairwell in the home. The knife was also located, he said.

Lucas Taylor, 34, of Goochland County is charged with robbery, felony shoplifting and malicious wounding.

He was transported to the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419