Hampton man arrested, accused of robbery at 7-Eleven store on N. Armistead Ave.

Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A man has been arrested in connection to an overnight robbery at a 7-Eleven in Hampton.

Police say they got the call for the incident just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday regarding a robbery that just occurred at a 7-Eleven in the 2700 block of Noth Armistead Avenue.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect entered the store, displayed a firearm, and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect then fled on foot.

Police were later able to locate a person in the area matching the description of the suspect and detained him.

Detectives were able to confirm the person detained, later identified as 24-year-old Leroy Lee Riddick Edwards Jr., was involved in the robbery.

Edwards was arrested and charged with one count of robbery, one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, one count of wearing a mask in the commission of a felony, one count of abduction, and one count of destruction of property.

He is currently in custody at the Hampton City Jail. 

Those with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip using the P3 Tips app on their Apple or Android device or at www.p3Tips.com.

Get the free WAVY News App, available for download in the App Store and Google Play, to stay up to date with all your local news, weather and sports, live newscasts and other live events.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

WAVY Twitter Widget

***Don’t Miss Module Removal CSS***

WAVY Facebook