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Arrests made in recent robberies

Richmond and VCU Police detectives have arrested two men in connection with four downtown robberies and one attempted robbery this past weekend.

Forrell Z. Council, 18, of Henrico, and Leonard L. Bullock, 29, of the 1300 block of Jennie Scher Road, have both been charged with one count each of robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the Oct. 6 armed robbery of a man just before midnight in the 00 block of South Morris Street.

Richmond and VCU Police officers spotted the suspects a short time later. VCU Police Corporal Cecil Powell recovered the weapon used and Officer Doug Dawson and Richmond Police K-9 Officer Monty Agee captured Bullock after a short foot pursuit.

After further investigation by Third Precinct Detective Jack Larry, assistance from VCU Police Officers Jennifer Riemann and Doug Dawson and tips from the community, Council was identified and arrested on Tuesday.

Additional charges are pending as the men are also suspects in the below crimes:

  • a man was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males at 11:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of Colorado Avenue on Oct. 6;
  • a man and woman were robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males at 11:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of Colorado Avenue;
  • a man was robbed at gunpoint by two unknown males at 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Main Street; and
  • two males tried to rob a female at gunpoint at approximately 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Cary Street.

Officers would like to thank the community for sharing information that has helped identify and arrest these individuals.

Anyone with any information about any these crimes to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.

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