Man charged with robbing convenience store

Published 10:19 am Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Franklin man is in custody after being arrested on a charge of robbing a convenience store late Monday. This information comes from Capt. Timothy Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department.


At 11:02 p.m., officers responded to the Park ‘N’ Shop at 700 South Street in reference to a robbery in progress. Upon arrival, they found a store employee had a suspect — Tyre Emmanuel Holland — pinned to the ground in the parking lot.

Investigation revealed that the employee was walking to his car with a money bag containing an undetermined amount of cash when he was attacked by Holland, 23, and another black male. The employee was slammed to the ground and fought back against Holland. The second suspect got away with the money. Both Holland and the store employee were transported to Southampton Memorial Hospital for treatment and later released.

Holland, who lives at 31426 Darden St., was also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, assault and battery, and abduction; he was remanded to Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to call Franklin Police at 562-8575 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 562-8599. Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.