BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in Monday armed robberies captured in Albermarle County

WINCHESTER – The suspect in two armed robberies in Winchester on Monday morning was apprehended last night in Albemarle County.

Albermarle County authorities took 41-year-old James Edward Scott into custody about 10 p.m. after they saw a vehicle matching the description of one believed to be connected with the robberies.

The Winchester Police Department issued a be-on-the-lookout alert for the vehicle after the Hilton Garden Inn at 120 Wingate Drive was robbed around 4:35 a.m. and the 7-Eleven at 704 N. Loudoun St. was hit about 7 a.m.

Albemarle authorities searched Scott’s vehicle and found a hat that matched the description of one worn by the suspect in the 7-Eleven robbery.

Scott is being held without bond in Albemarle county.

Anyone with additional information regarding Scott or Monday’s robberies is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477 (TIPS) or the city police department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 540-545-4704.

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