Roanoke man arrested after Dollar General robbery

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke police say they arrested J'wawn James Sunday evening on Melrose Avenue without incident.

He was taken to the Roanoke City Jail

Roanoke police are looking for a man accused of robbing a dollar store Wednesday evening. 

It happened around 8 p.m. at the Dollar General Store in the 3300 block of Melrose Ave. NW. 

Police say a man walked up to a cashier, presented what appeared to be a revolver, and demanded money. Once he got the money, he ran out of the store. 

No one was hurt. 

Officers have a robbery warrant out for the arrest of 23-year-old Roanoke resident J'wawn Lamont James Jr. 

Anyone with information on his immediate whereabouts should call 911. If anyone has any information that might help us find him they can call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500. Callers can choose to remain anonymous. 


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