1 of 2 men wanted for grocery store armed robberies arrested

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — One of two Virginia Beach men wanted in a series of armed robberies of grocery stores around the area has been arrested. 

The FBI said in a news release Thursday that 22-year-old Devonta Le Edward Doyle and 19-year-old Darrius Anthony Heuser-Whitaker were wanted for their alleged roles in the robberies in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, including one in which an employee was shot. 

A spokesperson for the FBI said early Friday that Heuser-Whitaker was arrested overnight by the Virginia Beach Police Department. Doyle is still on the loose — and is considered armed and dangerous. 

The two allegedly participated in these robberies:

  • The Food Lion at 2544 Bainbridge Boulevard in Chesapeake was robbed Sept. 25 around 10:30 p.m.
  • The Food Lion at 1920 Centerville Turnpike in Virginia Beach was robbed Sept. 29 around 11 p.m.
  • The Harris Teeter at 5060 Ferrell Parkway in Virginia Beach was robbed Oct. 3  around 12:45 a.m. Authorities say the store manager was shot in this robbery. 

Three other suspects have also been arrested in the case. 

Doyle is described as approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The FBI says he has several tattoos, including one that reads “God Forgive Me” on his chest. 

Anyone with info is asked to contact the FBI’s Norfolk field office at 757-455-0100. Info can also be emailed to agnorfolkFO@fbi.gov with the subject line GROCERY STORES. The Virginia Beach Police Department is also investigating. 

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