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Man arrested at Williamsburg hotel following armed robbery at CVS

Matthew Gray Fitzwater, 27 (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)
Matthew Gray Fitzwater, 27 (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)

Williamsburg Police arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him with armed robbery after he allegedly robbed a CVS Pharmacy.

Matthew Gray Fitzwater, of Williamsburg, is charged with armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Officers responded around 3:25 p.m. Tuesday to the CVS Pharmacy at 1600 Richmond Road for a report of a robbery, said Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley.

When police arrived, the clerk at the front register told officers a man in his 20s with long blond hair and a beard came into the store wearing all black clothing.

The man displayed a handgun and demanded money, and the clerk complied, Riley said.

The man left the area with an “undisclosed amount of cash,” Riley said. There were no injuries.

Around 4 a.m., police received information from a clerk at a nearby hotel and discovered Fitzwater in a friend’s room, where he was arrested. 


Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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