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.