The Albemarle County Police have arrested five men in connection with an alleged attempted strong-arm robbery that took place at the Hardee’s in the Pantops Shopping Center on August 30. All are being held without bond at the Albemarle/Charlottesville Regional Jail.
This is the case in which the men were not alleged to be robbing the business, but just a patron– a patron fighting back with pepper spray.
The men charged are Joe Thompson, 33, with no fixed address; Steven Caldwell, 30, with no fixed address; Gregory Woodson, 26 of Charlottesville; William Johnson II, 30, with no fixed address; and John Jordan, 46, with no fixed address. All have all been charged with robbery.
The Albemarle County Police encourage anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Police Department at 434-296-5807 or Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.