Man charged in Williamsburg robbery, attempted robbery

Guillermo Martin Romero, Jr. (Photo: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — A man was arrested Thursday in connection to a robbery and attempted robbery at a Shell gas station in Williamsburg.

On Sunday, December 4, a clerk reported that a man in ski mask, a dark-colored hoodie, jeans and boots entered the store with a knife and demanded money. He fled the store with cash.

Days later, on Dec. 7, a man walked into the same Shell station, showed a knife and demanded money. The clerk didn’t hand over any cash this time. The suspect tried going around the counter and the clerk moved away. The suspect then got frustrated and left.

Man tries to rob Williamsburg Shell gas station

No one was hurt in either incident.

Police said the clerk believes the same suspect was involved in both incidents.