Friday, December 1, 2023

Cops ask for help in finding man in connection with 3 armed robberies in James City County

Mark Lshaun Perry-Mitchell (WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County Police)
Mark Lshaun Perry-Mitchell (WYDaily/Courtesy of James City County Police)

Police are looking for a 19-year-old Hampton man they believe was responsible for a series of armed robberies in James City County.

Authorities said Mark Lshaun Perry-Mitchell, whose last known address is in the 100 block of Dooley Street in Hampton, is wanted on seven felony warrants – three counts of robbery, three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police said the charges stem from the Nov. 22 robbery at the Citgo at 5443 Richmond Road, the Nov. 22 robbery at the 7-Eleven at 4840 Longhill Road and the June 14 robbery from a person in the 4900 block of Grand Strand Drive.

A clerk at the 7-Eleven incident was struck in the head with a gun – the clerk suffered a “non-life-threatening” injury.

Perry-Mitchell is 5-foot-7 and weighs approximately 140 pounds, police said.

Authorities are asking anyone who may know of Perry-Mitchell’s whereabouts to call the James City County Police Department at 757-253-1800 or the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

Tipsters can also submit tips at

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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