2 men arrested in connection with Hopewell armed robbery









Hopewell police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that happened early Friday morning.

Officers responded around 1:50 a.m. to an apartment in the 2000 block of West Broadway Street for a reported armed robbery.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed that the two offenders had robbed two victims at gunpoint. The men took the victims’ cell phones before running from the area, according to officers. The victims were not injured during the robbery.

Officers identified the offenders as Ryan L. Wyatt, 24, and Frederick O. Brown Jr., 26. Both are from Hopewell.




Wyatt was charged with robbery, grand larceny, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Brown Jr. faces charges of robbery and a weapons violation.

Both men were taken to the Riverside Regional Jail and held without bond pending their arraignments.



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