Armed Robbery – Discount Tobacco & Things located at 14435 Richmond Hwy. in Woodbridge VA

On September 16 at 7:58 PM, officers responded to the Discount Tobacco & Things located at 14435 Richmond Hwy. in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. The investigation revealed an unknown man, later identified as the accused, entered the store, and approached the employee who was behind the service counter. During the encounter, the accused brandished a firearm and demanded money from the cash registers before fleeing the store on foot. A police K-9 searched the area for the suspect who was not located. While investigating the incident, officers were informed on the evening of September 15 a man matching the description of the accused robbed a different employee at gunpoint. No shots were fired during either incident. During the investigation, officers determined the identity of the accused and located him at his residence where they eventually detained him without incident. Officers also located previously reported stolen items and suspected illegal narcotics inside the residence. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Nicholas Antoine HAGLER, was arrested.

Arrested on September 16: Nicholas Antoine HAGLER, 39, of 14307 Bellona Rd. in Woodbridge Charged with 2 counts of robbery and 1 count of possession of a controlled substance Court Date: December 12, 2022 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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