Police arrest violent offender who robbed Hopewell-area Subway

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HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — Hopewell Police have arrested the man who walked into a Subway, and instead of leaving with a sub, left with an undisclosed amount of cash Saturday, April 13.

Police identified 65-year-old Waliyyuddin Najee-Ullah of Chesterfield County as the offender.

Officers responded to the fast-food restaurant located in the 600 block of W. Randolph Road in Hopewell in reference to an armed robbery.

An early investigation revealed Najee-Ullah walked into the Subway, approached an employee working the counter and asked to purchase a fountain drink. 

During the exchange, the Najee-Ullah handed the employee a note demanding money while brandishing a handgun. 

The employee complied with the suspect’s demands. Najee-Ullah then left the building on foot and left the area in a vehicle parked nearby. 

Mr. Najee-Ullah was subsequently transported to the Riverside Regional Jail where he is currently being held without bond pending his arraignment on charges of Robbery, Abduction, Use of a firearm, and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police believe Najee-Ullah is linked to an armed robbery and armed robbery attempt at the following locations: Hardee’s fast food restaurant on Oaklawn Blvd. (Jan. 22) and Bojangles’ Chicken ‘n Biscuits (Feb. 2).

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (804) 541-2284. 

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