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Robbery, shooting in Colonial Heights
By Blake Belden, staff writer
Jun 5, 2014, 14:50

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Two men are in custody following the robbery and shooting of a Colonial Heights resident on Monday evening.

Colonial Heights police officers responded to the 100 block of Biltmore Drive at approximately 6:50 p.m. after dispatch received a shooting call, according to authorities.

One victim who had been shot in the incident is currently recovering at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center following surgery for non-life threatening injuries, the Colonial Heights Police Department said Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities have not released the victim’s identity.

Both suspects have been charged for Monday’s incident.

Nicholas Colburne-Garrett, 18, of Petersburg, was charged with two counts of robbery, malicious wounding, conspiracy and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Derek Alphonso Jackson, Jr., 20, of Dinwiddie, was charged with two counts of robbery, conspiracy and the use of a firearm in the commission in a felony.

Prior to the dispatch call, both suspects were driving in a vehicle that was pulled over for a speeding violation, and authorities quickly linked them to the shooting, according to the police.

Jackson and Colburne-Garrett are currently being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail.

Colonial Heights authorities said they have also linked the suspects to another robbery of a 93-year-old woman on May 1 outside of her home on the 400 block of Norwood Drive.

After returning to her home from the Virginia Commonwealth Bank, the woman was approached by a man who proceeded to steal her purse and belongings before running off in an unknown direction.

Investigators have an image of a vehicle they believed to have been used in this incident, and charges are still “forthcoming” related to this robbery, according to authorities.

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