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Suspects run to Ollie’s when man defends girlfriend at Chesterfield ATM

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Two men were arrested Tuesday night at Ollie's Bargain Outlet at Meadowdale Shopping Center in Chesterfield after an intense search that involved police dogs and a firetruck.

Chesterfield police said that when the men cornered and attempted to rob a woman at a nearby ATM, the woman's boyfriend got out of the car to defend her. The suspects then ran off and the victim’s boyfriend chased the pair through the parking lot. However, he stopped when police said one of the suspects pointed what appeared to be a handgun at him.

The suspects then ran inside the store. Police used a K9 to track down the pair. They also got an assist from the fire department who aided with getting investigators on the roof to continue the search.

The suspects, 29-year-old Samuel E. Pippen, of the 8900 block of Germont Avenue, and 28-year-old Nathan J. Schold, of the 9400 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, were charged with attempted robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

No one was injured during the incident.

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Samuel E. Pippen and Nathan J. Schold (SOURCE: Chesterfield Police)