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Brenda Dorsey and Keturah Ellsworth (PHOTO: Hopewell Police)

Brenda Dorsey and Keturah Ellsworth (PHOTO: Hopewell Police)

Brenda Dorsey and Keturah Ellsworth (PHOTO: Hopewell Police)

HOPEWELL, Va. (WTVR) – Two women were arrested and charged in connection to the robbery of a Family Dollar Store in Hopewell, Virginia, according to an email from Hopewell Police Captain Billy Costanzo.

Costanzo said on March 29, 2012, Hopewell officers were called to the Family Dollar Store at 3317 Oaklawn Blvd. after someone complained of “suspicious parties with hoodies in the business.”

When police arrived they discovered the store’s main doors were locked, Costanzo said. Looking through the window, the officer saw someone inside pointing a gun at a store worker. That person was wearing a hoodie, mask, and gloves, according to police.

When the suspect, and her companion, left the store out of the back door, police arrested the pair. Both women are being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jai.

According to police Keturah A Ellsworth, of  Hopewell, is charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and wearing mask in public. Brenda P Dorsey, of  Suffolk, is charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and wearing a mask in public and abduction.