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Police arrest 4th suspect in Richmond jewelry store robbery/homicide

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Paul L. Townes Jr. (Source: Richmond Police) Paul L. Townes Jr. (Source: Richmond Police)
Muhammad Baig was working at the Victoria Jewelers when he was killed during a robbery on Monday, according to Richmond Police. Muhammad Baig was working at the Victoria Jewelers when he was killed during a robbery on Monday, according to Richmond Police.
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A fourth suspect is under arrest in connection with a robbery and homicide at a downtown Richmond jewelry store.

The U.S. Marshal's Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Paul L. Townes, Jr., 24, last night in Richmond. Authorities said U.S. Marshals conducted surveillance on Broad Rock Road for several hours where witnesses had reported seeing Townes on a bicycles. Townes was arrested around 10 p.m. at a relative's house. He faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Muhammad Baig on Monday at the Victoria Jewelers on Broad Street.

Anthony Lenard, Jermeaka Gorham, and Jesse Edmond were previously arrested on the same charges in the death. They are in the process of being brought from North Carolina to Richmond.

NBC12 has learned how the C&F Bank on New Market Road has a connection to the case.  Richmond police say an incident in Henrico before the murder helped investigators track down the suspects' car.  Bank managers say a man and a woman walked into the branch, but employees noticed they were acting suspicious.  They say the woman was wearing a wig and asked for change when a clerk approached them.  The silent alarm was triggered, but they walked out before police came.  The clerks wrote down the car description and license plate, that information was shared with Richmond Police.  That car was found in North Carolina where Edmond, Lenard and Gorham were arrested.

 The family of Baig have held his funeral.  He leaves behind a wife and two small children, including a newborn. Baig was working at the store Monday when police say he was shot and killed by the thieves.
Richmond Police say they believe they have all four suspects but  this is an ongoing investigation.

Two of those suspects, Edmond and Lenards, have also served time in prison for felony charges out of Richmond.

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