Police arrest man they say robbed man in wheelchair

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 12:01 PM

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UPDATE: August 15, 2013 at approximately 5:00 p.m., 18-year-old Khaleed McKoy, of the 14500 block of Old Courthouse Way, was arrested in the 1200 block of Garden Drive in Newport News. He's charged with robbery and contempt of court.

NEWPORT NEWS- Police say they have identified the suspect who robbed a man in a wheelchair last week.

Police released a picture of Khaleed McKoy-Ward and said that a Crime Line tip led to the identification. 

62-year-old Kenneth Jones was robbed after cashing a $500 Pick 3 lottery ticket at Mo's Convenience Store on the night of February 1st, Police spokesman Harold Eley told WVEC.com.

Jones says he gave the two cashiers $50 each and another woman $5.00. Then he put the money in his pocket.

It was about 8:15 p.m. when the suspect and a friend went into the store at Warwick Blvd. and Old Courthouse Way. He then went out, waited behind the building until Jones came out. He took several hundred dollars from his pockets and ran off.

"I have never had anything like that happen, somebody take my money," Jones said.

Surveillance camera images show the suspect inside the store shortly before the robbery. He's is in his late teens to early 20s and was wearing a blue jacket and a black cap with a red stripe.

Jones was on his way back to a retirement home close to the store.  He said he goes to the store every day and hopes someone will identify the robber. 

"He needs to be caught," Jones said.

 

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