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Albert Chevelle Thorne
Albert Chevelle Thorne, 29, was arrested on Friday, March 23 in connection with the armed robbery of the Karen's for Kids store north of downtown Suffolk the previous Sunday, March 16. According to police, Thorne, whose last known address was Armstrong Street in Portsmouth, was arrested in Portsmouth after a resident reported to police that he tried to sell her children's clothing near Independence Square Apartments on George Washington Highway.
Thorne has been charged with armed robbery, abduction, aggravated assault, grand larceny, larceny with intent to sell, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the March 16 robbery in Suffolk. He also had outstanding warrants in Portsmouth and Norfolk for probation violations, failing to appear in court, petit larceny, motor vehicle theft, driving with a suspended license and eluding police.