Fugitive wanted from armed robbery at a Currituck supermarket caught in Chesapeake

Jeff Hampton, The Virginian-Pilot
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A Virginia Beach man wanted for robbing a person at gunpoint at a Grandy supermarket and later stealing a truck was captured in Chesapeake Monday afternoon.

Bryant Marcus Wilkerson, 27, of Virginia Beach was charged with two counts of armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and felony eluding arrest, said Currituck County Sheriff Matt Beickert.

More charges are pending, he said.

Wilkerson is accused of stealing a laptop computer from a victim in the Food Lion parking lot Monday morning. The suspect then fled in a stolen car, according to a post on Facebook by the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office. He ditched the car south of Coinjock and fled into a dense woods.

Several law enforcement agencies surrounded the area and used dogs and a helicopter to flush him from the woods. He emerged from the woods, stole a truck at gunpoint and fled into Chesapeake. He parked the truck and fled on foot before being captured by Chesapeake Police. He is being held there temporarily, the post said.

Jeff Hampton, 252-491-5272, jeff.hampton@pilotonline.com

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