HOPEWELL — Police have arrested a Chesterfield County man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Saturday evening at a Subway restaurant on W. Randolph Road.

On Tuesday, Lt. Paul Intravia with Hopewell Police, said Waliyyuddin Najee-Ullah, 65, of Chesterfield, was arrested without incident on Tuesday morning in Henrico County by members of the U.S Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

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

Police credit help from the community and relentless follow-up by detectives as reasons the offender was identified and warrants of arrest were secured.

Detective Sergeant Trevor Terry, who supervises the Criminal Investigations Unit, stated, "The arrest of this violent offender within 72 hours of his crime was made possible by both the critical information received from our citizens, as well as, the coordinated and vigilant investigative effort by detectives."

Details of the Crime

Hopewell police responded at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday to a call of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Subway fast food restaurant, located in the 600 block of W. Randolph Road.

Police reported that the preliminary investigation revealed that the lone offender entered the business, approached an employee at the counter and requested to purchase a fountain drink. During the transaction, the offender then handed the employee a note demanding money while brandishing a handgun. After receiving an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, the offender then fled the business on foot and was observed leaving the area in a vehicle that was parked nearby.

Police said no person(s) was harmed during the incident.

Hopewell detectives are continuing to investigate Najee-Ullah’s possible involvement in both an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 22, 2019, at the Hardee’s fast food restaurant located on Oaklawn Boulevard, as well as the attempted armed robbery of the Bojangles’ Chicken ‘n Biscuits that occurred on Feb. 2, 2019.