7 arrested in 7-Eleven holdup

FRONT ROYAL, VA–Early Sunday morning, Front Royal Police arrested five juvenile males ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old and two adult males in connection to the armed robbery which occurred at a 7-Eleven store early Thursday morning.

On Thursday at approximately 2:35 am, two individuals entered the 7-Eleven located at 711 South Royal Avenue (intersection with Criser Road). One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. An undisclosed amount of cash was turned over to the suspects and they fled from the store on foot.

On Saturday afternoon, Detective Nicewarner interviewed a male juvenile connected to the investigation.

During the interview, the subject subsequently admitted to his involvement in the robbery. Further intensive investigation continued through the night which led to the identifications of several other suspects involved.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, police responded to a residence on Acton Street. During contact with the individuals there, three of the juveniles and the two adults were taken into custody. The last remaining juvenile was taken into custody shortly after.

The juveniles were charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, abduction and grand larceny. All juveniles where detained at the Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center pending a hearing on Monday afternoon. Aaron Cameron, 19, of Front Royal and Dwayne Cameron, 18, of Front Royal where charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Both of the Cameron’s are being held without bond at the Warren County Jail.

Interim Chief Richard Furr commended the work of the investigators and the officers involved in this matter. “This incident became a high priority because of the use of a weapon. Our officers worked around the clock to make these arrests and to bring this matter to a conclusion.”

Anyone with additional information is requested to contact Detective Nicewarner with the Criminal Investigations Division at 540-636-2208.

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