Suspect in Hopewell Subway robbery arrested

Suspect in Hopewell Subway robbery arrested

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Hopewell police have arrested a man who is suspected of robbing a Subway.

Waliyuddin Najee-Ullah, 65, of Chesterfield, was arrested in Henrico County by U.S. Marshals. He is being held at Riverside Regional Jail without bond.

Najee-Ullah is facing possible charges of robbery, abduction, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Waliyuddin Najee-Ullah.
Waliyuddin Najee-Ullah. (Source: Hopewell police)

Police were called to an armed robbery at the Subway in the 600 block of West Randolph Road around 10:30 p.m. April 13.

Officials said the man went up to the employee at the counter and requested to purchase a drink. During the transaction, the man handed the employee a note demanding money and showed a handgun.

The suspect then left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money before he was seen leaving in a vehicle parked nearby.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police describe the man as a black male, 40-50 years, standing 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1, with a dark complexion, medium build, graying facial hair and weighing 210-250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a “boonie” or “fishing” style hat, a blue jacket and pants, and grey colored sneakers with black and white trim.

(Source: Hopewell Police)
(Source: Hopewell Police)

The getaway vehicle is described as an older, white four-door sedan.

(Source: Hopewell Police)
(Source: Hopewell Police)

As Hopewell police investigate, they say the suspect may be involved in the armed robbery of a Hardee’s in January and the attempted armed robbery of a Bojangles’ in February.

Anyone with information is asked to call Senior Detective David Hirn at (804) 541-2284 or Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202

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