UPDATE: Roanoke Police say Winford Tracy Justice has been charged in connection to a robbery at the 7-Eleven on Williamson Road NW. Police were called to the store early Tuesday morning. The clerk told officers that a white male entered the store, asked to buy a pack of cigarettes, then pulled a knife and demanded money. After taking the cash from the register, the suspect left the store. The clerk was not harmed. After further investigation officers identified Justice as the suspect.
Around 5:54 p.m. Monday, Bedford County 911 dispatch received a call from a woman who said she had been robbed at her home by a male holding a large butcher knife to her stomach. The victim gave the suspect everything in her wallet, and after pushing her into a chair in the living room, the suspect cut the phone lines and left the house. The victim identified the suspect as 53-year-old Winford Tracy Justice. He had been doing pluming work at the woman’s home on Triggs Road. Justice was later found and arrested in a hotel parking lot in Roanoke. He’s charged with armed robbery, abduction and damage to a phone line to prevent a 911 call. Authorities say additional charges are pending.