Three people are in custody following a possible robbery of a Roanoke County jewelry store.

Three people are in custody following a possible robbery of a Roanoke County jewelry store. (Andy May/WDBJ7 / January 14, 2013)

7:20 p.m. Update:

Three California men have been arrested in connection with jewelry taken from a Roanoke County shop.

Police say two men were in Roger L. Bishop Fine Jewelers on Williamson Road Monday afternoon when one of them grabbed jewelry off the counter.

The two ran out of the store and got into an SUV-style vehicle and sped out of the parking lot.

Police located the car, and an officer tried pulling it over but the driver refused.  A police pursuit ensued.  Officers say the driver of the SUV was traveling speeds over 100 miles an hour.

A short time later, the suspect vehicle was found abandoned at Wendover Road.

All three suspects were taken into custody about 20 minutes after the theft occurred.  No one was hurt.

The three are all charged with grand larceny.


Three people are in custody after a possible robbery at a Roanoke County jewerly store on Monday afternoon.

Roanoke County Public Information Officer Chuck Mason tells Your Hometown News Leader that 911 got a call about a hold up at Roger L. Bishop Fine Jewelers off Williamson Road.

WDBJ7's Elizabeth Harrington spoke with a store employee there, who said a man walked inside and robbed them.

Police aren't sure at this time if jewelry or money was taken, or if a weapon was used.

After the incident, the man got into a black Honda.

Police spotted a vehicle matching that description at the intersection of Plantation and Williamson Roads.

An officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver took off.  The chase continued onto Interstate 81 South to Interstate 581, then on to Peters Creek Road.

Then it turned to Woodhaven Road, which is a a dead end street.

Three people inside the Honda took off on foot.  All three were eventually caught.

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