Man arrested for West End grocery store robberies

Posted at 9:48 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 09:48:48-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police have arrested a 47-year-old man accused of robbing two West End grocery stores last weekend.

Michael Bolling Bishop handed a cashier a note demanding cash Saturday, Nov. 21 just before 8:30 a.m. at a store in the 11000 block of W. Broad Street and on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3:15 p.m. at a store in the 12000 block of Wegmans Boulevard, according to Lt. Lieutenant M. C. Pecka with Henrico Police.

Bishop got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, Pecka said.

"Fortunately, no injuries were reported," Pecka said in a news release Friday night. "Henrico Police Detectives worked to develop a suspect, sharing the information with its regional partners."

Officers said they located Bishop in Richmond on Wednesday.

"The suspect fled from police and through a collaborative effort of our regional partners, the suspect was apprehended in the area of Creighton Road and I-295 near the Hanover-Henrico county line," Pecka said.

Bishop, of Richmond, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for grand larceny, served with three warrants for robbery, for his role in each of the two incidents in Henrico County and one which occurred in neighboring jurisdiction, reckless driving, and felony eluding, police said.

Bishop is being held at the Henrico County jail without bond.

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