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Posted on: November 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 11-24-2021 Worsham St. Convenience Store Robbed, Suspect Arrested

Demetrius Whitehead

At approximately 7:15 PM tonight, the Danville Police Department responded to a robbery of the Junior's Convenience Mart at Worsham Street.  A single male suspect in a mask was reported to have entered the store, motioned as if he had a handgun, demanded money, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.  A cooperative citizen was located and gave the name of the potential suspect.  The suspect was then tracked to a residence on Clay Street in Danville around 9:15 PM.  That suspect was identified as 40-year-old Demetrius Jermaine Whitehead of Danville.  After being located, further investigation led to Whitehead being charged with:

                                                                Robbery in Violation of VA Code 18.2-58

                                                                Grand Larceny from a Person in Violation of VA Code 18.2-95

This is another example of the amazing support of the citizens of Danville in partnering with the police department to solve crime when it occurs. A good lead allowed investigators to vigorously search and locate the offender in a couple of hours, which brought this case to a conclusion, and ensured no further acts of violence from this suspect in our community.  Whitehead is being held under no bond at the Danville City Jail.

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