Police: Suspect in robbery of Williamsburg McDonald's employee arrested in Newport News

A man was arrested in Newport News Thursday on charges from a robbery in Williamsburg from earlier this month.

Maurice Brown, 18, faced several charges after he was identified as a suspect in a robbery of a McDonald’s employee.

Around 5:50 p.m. Dec. 7, an employee of the McDonald’s in the 300 block Second Street in Williamsburg was near the restaurant’s dumpster when a black sedan with two men drove up, according to police.

One of the men had a handgun, and one of the men took the employee’s wallet before the robbers fled, police said.

Maj. Greg Riley, a Williamsburg police spokesman said the employee wasn’t injured, but he was grabbed by the neck and choked in the robbery.

Police were able to identify Brown as a suspect soon after and obtained arrest warrants, but they chose not to release that information because police were trying to find him and identify the second suspect, Riley said.

Brown is charged with abduction, robbery, use of a firearm in a felony, carrying a concealed weapon and impeding blood circulation or respiration.

Williamsburg police have not identified the second robber. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or police at 757-220-2331.

Reyes can be reached by phone at 757-247-4692 or on Twitter @jdauzreyes.

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