Police: 3 Norfolk men arrested for string of local business burglaries


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Three Norfolk men have been arrested in connection to a series of recent business burglaries in the city and other localities in Hampton Roads, police say.

John Parker, 52, Leroy Pope, 51, and James E. Carter, 44, have each been charged with four counts of commercial burglary and conspiracy, three counts each of grand larceny, and one count each of petit larceny.

Police say the men are responsible for at least four burglaries at convenience stores in Norfolk, including:

  • June 23 — Seamart & Deli – 298 W Bay Avenue
  • June 28 and July 21 — Quick Serve – 5714 Sellger Avenue
  • July 31 — Tinee Giant – 123 W Ocean View Avenue

The men are also connected to burglaries in other cities, police say, where they face additional charges.

Suffolk officials said Friday the men were each arrested on charges including breaking and entering, grand larceny, larceny with the intent to sell, conspiracy to commit a felony (four charges for each man), obtaining money by false pretense, and destruction of property related to an incident at a Raceway in Suffolk.

All three are being held in the Norfolk City Jail with bond denied.

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