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Williamsburg Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Irshad Mahmood, 27, of James City County was arrested in connection to an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven on Richmond Road. (Courtesy of Williamsburg Police Department)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Police Department (WPD) has arrested a man in connection with the armed robbery of the Richmond Road 7-Eleven.

On Dec. 15, 2021, at approximately 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to a reported armed robbery at a 7-Eleven in the 1500 block of Richmond Road.

According to WPD, the suspect walked behind the counter, pointed a black pistol at both clerks and
demanded money out of the register.

He then struck one of the clerks in the head with his handgun. The suspect stole cash from the register before fleeing the scene.

The suspect pointed a pistol at the 7-Eleven and clerks, before he struck one of them in the head and robbed the business of cash from the register. (Courtesy of Williamsburg Police Department)

With assistance from the James City County Police Department (JCCPD), the WPD Criminal Investigations Bureau located the clothing and wig used in the armed robbery.

The suspect was quickly identified as 27-year-old Irshad Mahmood of James City County. Warrants were obtained against Mahmood for robbery, use or display of firearm in committing felony and prohibition of wearing of masks in certain places.

On Dec. 17, the Williamsburg Police Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested Mahmood in North Carolina with the assistance of Edgecombe County Sherrif’s Office. He was then transported to the Edgecombe County Detention Center in North Carolina.

The investigation remains ongoing. WPD is asking anyone with information about the case to contact the the department at (757) 220-2331. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.

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