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7/20/2012 - Two apprehended immediately after robbery - Click here to print this information

According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, the prompt response of the sheriff's office staff led to the arrest of a suspect in the robbery of the El Crucero Convenience Store on Lankford Highway in Temperanceville. On Tuesday, July 17 at approximately 4:22 p.m., the Accomack County Sheriff's Office received a report from the Eastern Shore 911 Center in regards to the robbery of an undisclosed amount of money from El Crucero. Accomack County Deputies and Investigators converged on the area in search of the suspect who fled the scene by vehicle prior to deputies arrival. Through the assistance of the Accomack County Sheriff's Office Communications Division, the suspect was shortly located at his residence in Mappsville. No injury was sustained during the crime.

The suspect was identified as Donald Lee Bowen, Sr., age 44 of Mappsville. Bowen was arrested on a charge of robbery and is incarcerated in the Accomack County Jail with bond denied.

The Accomack County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Parksley Police Department.

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