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Couple wanted in Harrisonburg armed robbery arrested in Tennessee

Chris Graham

hburg lowes armed robbery 113023The two suspects wanted in an armed robbery in Harrisonburg from Thursday were taken into custody in Tennessee.

According to Harrisonburg Police, Miguel Angel Rincon-Gonzalez and Yoliuska Andreis Rada Hernandez, both 23, and both believed to be from New York City, who were wanted by the Harrisonburg Police Department on multiple felony charges related to the robbery, were arrested on Friday.

According to a report from the HPD, the couple had broken down along the highway in the 1998 Mazda Millenia that they had stolen from an unnamed Harrisonburg man who had met them in the parking lot at Lowe’s regarding a potential sale of the vehicle.

After a test drive, the male subject pulled out a firearm and demanded the victim leave the vehicle. The victim then fled on foot and called police.

The offenders left the scene in the stolen car – a black 1998 Mazda Millenia with no license plate. The offenders are believed to have traveled west on East Market Street and then on Interstate 81 southbound.

Harrisonburg Police obtained and executed a search warrant on personal items that the offenders left at the scene. They were able to identify Rincon-Gonzalez and Hernandez from the items they’d left behind.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol contacted HPD around 8 p.m. last evening and advised that Rincon-Gonzalez and Hernandez had been detained along the highway.

They were then transported to the Green County Jail in Tennessee where they will be held awaiting extradition.

The Harrisonburg Police Department requests that anyone with additional information regarding this incident contact the Major Crimes Unit by calling (540) 437-2650.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].