FBI Richmond
Public Affairs Specialist Dennette Rybiski
(804) 261-1044
March 20, 2019

FBI Richmond’s South Piedmont Violent Gang Task Force Increases Reward for Information Regarding 2017 Danville Homicide

Investigators assigned to the FBI Richmond Division’s South Piedmont Violent Gang Task Force seek the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for an armed robbery, which resulted in a homicide in Danville, Virginia, in 2017.

On September 12, 2017, officers of the Danville Police Department responded to a call for service at the Joy Food Store located in the 500 block of Riverside Drive, Danville, Virginia. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Mr. Tahir Mahmud, deceased and determined the store had been robbed.

Information provided to investigators by a potential witness indicates a male was seen running from the direction of the store around the time of the robbery and homicide. The witness further described the potential subject as a black male, slender, wearing unique jeans.

A reward of $7,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for the armed robbery and homicide of Mr. Tahir Mahmud. Please contact the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or via TIPS.FBI.GOV with information that may lead to the identification of this individual.

The Seeking Information poster on the FBI’s webpage has been updated to reflect the increased reward.