Four Danville teens were chased down by police and charged with armed robbery late Wednesday night after they allegedly entered a party on East Lexington Avenue with masks and a gun and demanded money.
The suspects fled on foot after collecting $2 from guests, Assistant Danville Police Chief Jay Newell said. No one was injured.
Police got a cell phone call from one of the guests at the party about 11:40 p.m. reporting a robbery in progress. Officers responded to 106 E. Lexington Ave. to see suspects running from the scene. A mask and a gun were found inside the garage of the residence, Newell said.
The first suspect was caught hiding in the bushes near the Lexington Avenue residence. A second suspect was chased down by officers a few minutes later near Stith Funeral Home on Broadway. A third suspect was discovered hiding behind a minivan near the scene. The fourth suspect was later found at his home, Newell said. "The officers did a good job of getting the area saturated and holding it," Newell said.