Danville police arrest two men in connection with February armed robbery

The incident happened on Feb. 15 at the Sunrise convenience store, authorities say

Two men arrested in connection with Danville armed robbery (Credit: Danville Police Department) (WSLS)

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE - March 6, 2023

Two men have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a Danville convenience store back in February, according to the Danville Police Department.

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The robbery happened on Feb. 15 at the Sunrise convenience store on Memorial Drive, as we reported.

Police said that one man was armed with a machete, and the other was armed with a handgun.

During the incident, the man with the handgun demanded the cashier open the register, authorities said.

DPD said that both men fled the store after taking an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

On Feb. 21, Danville Police identified one of the two robbery suspects as Calvin Hughes. Later, on March 6, they said they had Hughes had been arrested along with 18-year-old Arshay Haley.

According to police, Hughes is being charged with the following:

  • Robbery,
  • Attempted malicious wounding,
  • Two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony,
  • Shoot a firearm in an occupied dwelling,
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon,
  • Reckless handling of a firearm.

Authorities said that Haley is being charged with armed robbery and brandishing a machete.

Both men are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond, DPD said.


UPDATE - Feb 21, 2023

A man has been identified in connection with a Danville robbery that happened last week.

Calvin Franklin Hughes, Jr. is wanted as one of the two suspects involved in a robbery at Sunrise convenience store in Danville on Feb. 15, according to police.

Calvin Hughes Jr. is wanted in connection in a Danville robbery, according to police (Credit: Danville Police Department) (WSLS)

Hughes, 36, is wanted for the following charges:

  • Robbery
  • Attempted malicious wounding
  • Two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Shoot firearm in occupied dwelling
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Reckless handling of a firearm

Authorities said Hughes should be considered armed and dangerous.


ORIGINAL STORY

Robbery at Danville convenience store. (Credit: Danville Police Department) (WSLS)

The Danville Police Department is searching for two men in connection with a robbery Wednesday at the Sunrise convenience store in Danville.

Around 8:40 p.m., authorities said the convenience store in the 500 block of Memorial Drive reported two men had entered the store.

We’re told one of the men was described as 6′0 in a gray jacket, armed with a machete. The other was described as 5′6″, wearing a multicolored jacket, was armed with a handgun, and demanded the cashier open the register.

Police said both men left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

They were last seen leaving the store on foot, according to authorities.

Anyone who has information is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department through any platform, including patrol at 434-799-6510, investigations at 434-799-6508, calling 911, contacting Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, via email crimetips@danvilleva.gov, or use the crime tips app CARE.


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