By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: April 3, 2019 | 12:41 p.m.
Suspects in Comcast robbery already behind bars for offenses in Henrico
PRINCE GEORGE – A man and woman have been arrested and face a slew of charges in connection with the armed robbery of the now-closed Comcast service center in the county last year.
Wednesday, Prince George County Police Chief Keith Early announced the arrest of 33-year-old Lynette Morse of Prince George and 36-year-old Ricky Taylor of Hopewell for their role in the September 1, 2018 armed robbery of the Comcast customer service office along East Whitehill Road near the Prince George-Petersburg line.
Just before 2:30 p.m. that Saturday afternoon in September, police said two masked suspects approached two Comcast staffers at the center as they closed the building for the day and used a gun to force them back inside.
The offenders ordered the employees to open the safe. Both employees complied with demands and turned over the money in the safe.
The employees were not hurt during the robbery. The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
After a seven-month investigation, detectives were able to formally charge Morse and Taylor for their role in the September 2018 robbery. According to Chief Early, both Taylor and Morse are charged with two counts of armed robbery, four counts of using a firearm while committing a felony, two counts of abduction, three counts of conspiracy, along with a charge for wearing a mask.
Taylor faces an additional charge for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Authorities said both suspects are being held at Henrico County Jail pending adjudication of their offenses.
Surveillance footage shows a suspect brandishing a firearm toward employees of the Comcast service center in the September 2018 robbery. (Prince George Police)
According to court records, Morse was arrested in Henrico on February 19 on charges of felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, conspiracy to abduct by force or intimidation, and carrying a concealed weapon. She, as of this report, is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on those charges on May 21.
Taylor was also arrested on February 19 in Henrico, charged with falsely identifying himself to law enforcement, abduction by force or intimidation, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Court records show Taylor will have an extradition hearing on May 21.