Police: Hampton man wanted in 3 James City Co. robberies


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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – James City County officials are asking the public’s help in search of a man reportedly connected to three robberies in the area.

Officials believe 19-year-old Mark Ishaun Perry-Mitchell is connected to a series of robberies including two on the same night on November and one in June.

According to reports, Perry-Mitchell allegedly entered the Citgo on the 5400 block of Richmond Road around 8 p.m. on November 22. Perry-Mitchel pointed a handgun at the clerk and a customer, and demanded money from the clerk. After the clerk complied, Perry -Mitchell fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Less than an hour later, officials believed Perry-Mitchell entered a 7-Eleven on the 4800 block of Longhill Road and pointed gun at the clerk before hitting the clerk in the head with the gun. The clerk was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Mitchell-Perry fled with an undisclosed amount of money after the incident, reports say.

Police say another suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile from Hampton, has been charged in connection with both incidents. The unidentified teen has been charged with 4 counts robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and grand larceny among other charges. He is currently being held in Newport News Juvenile Detention Center on separate charges.

Officials also believe Mitchell-Perry to have robbed a person on June 14 in the 4900 block of Grand Strand Drive.

Mitchel-Perry is believed to be 5-foot-7 tall and weighs 140 pounds. He is wanted on 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.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip online.

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