Portsmouth Detectives arrest man in connection to Gold Mine robbery

Posted at 8:58 PM, May 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 12:26:15-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Detectives have identified and located a robbery suspect.

On May 1 around 3:18 p.m., officials received a call about a robbery at Gold Mine, located at 2012-B Victory Boulevard. Detectives were able to acquire several photos of the suspect.

On May 7, police received an anonymous 911 call in reference to the location of Melvin Tyrone Edwards. The caller said that Edwards was the unknown suspect in the Gold Mine robbery.

Officers apprehended Edwards, brought him in for questioning, and charged him for the robbery.

He is currently being held without bond at Portsmouth City Jail.