Criminals target exotic dancers on way home from work
HENRICO, Va. (WTVR)– In the early morning hours two weeks ago, an exotic dancer and mother of two was driving home to Henrico’s West End after work when she says she was forced out of her SUV at a stoplight.
“I stopped at the red light, and two men got out of the car in front of me,” she said, not wanting to give her name. “They pulled out a gun, and told me to get out of the car and lie on the ground. They stole my purse and phone and quickly went away.”
Fast forward two weeks when another exotic dancer, this one a Chesterfield mother of two, was driving home from the same club to her house in the Walnut Grove neighborhood off Genito Road.
“I was scared to death,” she said. “I ducked down and thought I was going to get shot.” She, too, did not want to give her name.
She said two men quickly ran up on her as she was getting out of her car in front of her home. “Just as I reached down to get my purse, a guy ran up to the window and pointed the gun right at me.”
Not happy with the amount of money she gave up, she says the suspects asked to go inside her home. “I said, ‘there’s no money in the house, just sleeping kids,’” she told me.
The suspects ran off.
The Chesterfield mom says the suspects’ identities were not concealed and they just kept yelling, “Don’t look at me!” She says she did get a good look at suspect Terran Goode and called police.
After her frantic 911 call, Chesterfield Police found the suspects’ vehicle almost immediately at the intersection of Genito and Hull Street. They followed it three miles east to the intersection of Pocoshock Boulevard and Hull Street where they pulled the car over.
Two other suspects, Daryan Kilgore and Edward Mason, have also been arrested. All three are charged with two counts of robbery and one count of using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Mason and Kilgore also face a charge of possession and transport of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police sources told reporter Jon Burkett that the suspects were inside the vehicle counting the cash and had stolen phones, and one dancer’s stolen purse.
The Henrico victim told me she believes Goode was also involved in her incident.
So does the Chesterfield mom. “I definitely think the two cases are connected,” she said.
Henrico and Chesterfield Police are now sharing notes and could charge the cases together.