The City of Hopewell, Virginia
Hopewell Police Department
Kamran Afzal, Chief of Police
For Further Information Contact: Lt. Paul Intravia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Criminal Investigations/Street Crimes – (804) 541-2273
Release Number: 2019-041619 April 16, 2019
** UPDATE – Offender in Armed Robbery of local Subway arrested **
[Hopewell, VA] – On April 13, 2019 at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded 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. 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. No person(s) were
harmed during the incident.
Security images, captured of both the offender and the getaway vehicle, were sent to news outlets, as
well as, posted on social media, throughout the greater Richmond area in an effort to generate leads.
With help from the community and relentless follow-up by detectives, the offender was identified and
warrants of arrest were secured.
On April 16, 2019 at 9:12 a.m., Mr. Waliyyuddin Najee-Ullah, age 65, of Chesterfield County, was
arrested without incident in the County of Henrico by members of the U.S Marshal’s Fugitive Task
Force. Mr. Najee-Ullah was subsequently transported to the 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.
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”.
Hopewell detectives continue to investigate Mr. Najee-Ullah’s possible involvement in both an armed
robbery that occurred on January 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 February 2, 2019.
Attached is a photograph of Mr. Waliyyuddin Najee-Ullah.
Last modified: April 17, 2019