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Man arrested in Virginia Beach for violent Ohio jewelry theft

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 16:49:22-04
Mohammad Hamad

Mohammad Hamad

Virginia Beach, Va. – A man wanted for a violent jewelry theft was arrested in Hampton Roads for a second time after fleeing from Ohio twice.

Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, along with the Virginia Beach Fugitive Unit, arrested 28 year-old Mohammad Hamad in the Chic’s Beach area.

Hamad is suspected to be the organizer of a violent burglary where several assailants bound an elderly lady with duct tape in her Erie County, Ohio home in May 2014. The suspects stole her jewelry worth approximately $150,000.

Hamad was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping.

Hamad fled Ohio after the incident and was captured in Norfolk in May 2014. After being returned back to Ohio, he was eventually placed on home electronic monitoring. Hamad cut the device from his ankle in July 2015.

On July 31, 2015, an arrest warrant for Hamad was issued out of Erie County, Ohio.

Last week, the U.S. Marshals in Ohio developed information that Hamad was once again hiding out in Hampton Roads, and the U.S. Marshals in Norfolk were notified.

Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were able to confirm Hamad was back in the area and he was taken into custody without incident.

Hamad is currently being held at the Virginia Beach City Jail.