Jan 27, 2022
Good Samaritan shot during Concord mall robbery dies; suspect arrested
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According to prior reporting, police responded to the mall’s lower level just before 3:45 p.m. for a shooting report.
When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and took him to a hospital, where he was initially listed in critical but stable condition.
Investigators later learned that the shooting victim was trying to assist a robbery victim when the robbery suspects shot him while fleeing the mall.
On Thursday, police said the man died Wednesday at a hospital as a result of injuries he suffered during the robbery.
Police also said investigators arrested a person in connection with the crime but said they would not release any additional information.
Anyone with information may call Concord police Det. James Nielsen with the department’s major crime unit at 925-603-5817 and reference Case No. 21-12835.
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.
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Philadelphia man arrested after painkiller theft in Fredericksburg
A Philadelphia man who on Friday stole pain medication from a pharmacy inside of a Giant grocery store in Fredericksburg, Virginia, has been arrested, according to authorities.
Stafford County’s Sheriff’s office said that Ronald Green, 31, was charged with robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle. Green was also served a warrant of extradition for Maryland, where he is wanted for robbery and theft in Baltimore County.
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Around 3 p.m. on Friday, authorities said that Green jumped the pharmacy’s counter and grabbed oxycodone and OxyContin from the Giant at 550 Celebrate Virginia Parkway before he ran to a white Enterprise Rental van and drove onto toward Sanford Drive.
One of the deputies began pursuing the van while other members of the sheriff’s office worked to shut down Sanford Drive closer to Warrenton Road.
Surrounding roads were closed off to other vehicles and authorities cars were put in place in case the suspect decided to get away.
Eventually, Green was stopped and taken into custody without incident. He was driving what turned out to be stolen van from Pennsylvania.
Green is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford.
Below is the area where the robbery took place: