Salem Police Make An Arrest Following Overnight Robbery of 7-Eleven

Salem, VA - Police have made an arrest following a robbery overnight at a 7-Eleven store early Monday morning.

Police say they responded around 1:08 a.m. to the store on 2035 Roanoke Boulevard. A store employee said someone had demanded cash and fled the store on foot.

Police located the person a few blocks from the store in the 900 block of Citadel Lane.

James Edward Merit, Jr., 21, was arrested and charged with robbery. Merit is awaiting arraignment.