Snow Hill man arrested after robbery spree in Accomack County

Thumbnail Charlie Oliver Ayres

Charlie Oliver Ayres

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. – A Snow Hill man is facing serious charges after police say he tried to rob two stores.

Around 1:57 a.m. on December 23rd, Accomack County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported armed robbery at the Royal Farms in Nelsonia, Va. Later that day, around 9:23 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of an attempted armed robbery at the Family Dollar in Oak Hall, Va.

When deputies arrived, witnesses told them the suspect had left the scene. Investigators were able to link the two incidents, and issued a be on the look out for his vehicle. Pocomoke City Police and Worcester County Sheriff’s deputies found the vehicle a short time later.

Police say the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Charlie Oliver Ayres of Snow Hill, Md., tried to flee. A K9 unit was deployed, and Ayres was arrested. Ayres is charged with robbery and attempted robbery. He will be held at Worcester County Detention Center until he is extradited to Accomack County. Police are still looking for another suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office at (757) 787-1131 or (757) 824-5666.

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