Accomack County, VA – Late last night, a lookout was given for a vehicle out of Accomack County that was occupied by at least two suspects that had robbed multiple locations in the area. Area law enforcement were made aware of the incident and the suspect vehicle.
Law Enforcement Officers from the Pocomoke City Police Department and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office found a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle parked suspiciously at a local business. The driver of the vehicle remained in the vehicle, with the vehicle running, and backed into a spot, while a passenger, went into the store.
The passenger that went into the store, saw the law enforcement officer and then returned to the vehicle. At that point, the vehicle left the scene. Law Enforcement attempted to stop the vehicle, at which point two of the three suspects fled from the vehicle.
A police K-9 from Pocomoke City PD caught the driver following a K-9 track. Accomack County Law Enforcement responded to the scene and confirmed this was, in fact the same vehicle that committed robberies at multiple stores.
The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office report that the first armed robbery took place at Royal Farms in Nelsonia, Virginia. The second attempted armed robbery took place at the Family Dollar in Oak Hall, Virginia.
Warrants have been obtained for the driver, Charlie Oliver Ayres, 33, from Snow Hill, Maryland. Ayres was charged with robbery and attempted robbery. Ayres will be held at the Worcester County Detention Center until extradited back to Accomack County.
An additional suspect is being sought in this incident.
Anyone with information on this incident or any other incident is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at (757) 787-1131 or (757) 824-5666 or tips may be submitted through our website at accomackcountysheriffsoffice.org.
All subjects mentioned in this press release are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.