Two arrested in Broad Rock robbery, are suspects in killing

Feb 7, 2024 | by

From the Richmond Police Department:

Richmond Police detectives have charged two individuals for robbery for an incident on Broad Rock Boulevard today and detectives are working to determine charges for the same two suspects for the robbery and homicide that occurred a few minutes later on Broad Rock Boulevard.

Yonathan Zelaya Beltran, 25, of Richmond and Ronaldy Monterroso, 18, of North Chesterfield have both been charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of the felony. Their booking photos are not yet available.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., officers were called to the 2200 block of Broad Rock Boulevard for the report of a robbery. Officers arrived and an employee of the business reported they were robbed by an unknown male who brandished a firearm, fired a gunshot in the shop and robbed them of cash before fleeing in an SUV. There were no injuries.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., officers were called to a business in the 3000 block of Broad Rock Boulevard for the report of a robbery and a shooting at the location. Officers arrived and found an adult male staff member of the business down and unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives investigated both incidents and determined they were related. Detectives were able to identify the vehicle the two suspects were operating and used technology, in part, to locate the possible whereabouts of the SUV. Just 45 minutes following the homicide, Second Precinct officers were able to observe and stop the vehicle and detain the two suspects.

Anyone with further information about these incidents is asked to call Major Crimes Detective P. Ripley at (804) 646-0423 or call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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