Police respond to break-in at Yorktown military surplus store


York-Poquoson Sheriff’s deputies and the Virginia State Police officers responded to a call of a break-in at Little G.I. Joe’s Military Surplus store on George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown early Sunday morning, where two male suspects had barricaded themselves inside.

According to a news release from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call for an alarm at the store at approximately 2:48 a.m. while responding to another high-priority call in the area. Officers arrived at the scene at around 3:13 a.m., where they found the back door of the business open.

Virginia State Police officers were also on the scene and responded with a K-9 unit, but the two suspects remained barricaded inside the store, according to the news release.

York-Poquoson Sheriff's Deputy Lt. Jeff Kerr spotted a suspicious vehicle south of the military surplus store at approximately 3:54 a.m. A juvenile female inside the vehicle was taken into custody by York-Poquoson deputies at that time.

At approximately 4:26am the two male suspects attempted to flee the scene out of the back of the building, and were taken into custody by deputies.

Arriaza can be reached at 757-790-9313 or on Twitter @rodrigoarriaza0.

Copyright © 2018, The Virginia Gazette