POLICE: Man arrested after assaulting, robbing 79-year-old man at Danville Walmart


DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR News) — A man has been arrested after police say he reportedly robbed and assaulted a 79-year-old man at a Walmart in Danville.

According to police, Thursday afternoon a man reported that he was assaulted and his wallet was taken from his pants pocket inside Walmart on Mt. Cross Road.

No weapon was reportedly involved.

Police said that the victim was transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

After looking at surveillance video, police said they were able to find the suspect’s vehicle at a home in Danville. As officers approached the home, police said the suspect, 43-year-old Jessie Jones, ran away.

Officers said that Jones was taken into custody after a brief pursuit.

Jones had an outstanding probation violation and was also charged with robbery in this incident, according to police. He was taken to the Danville City Jail where he’s being held without bond.

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