Man sought by feds after 2012 robbery scheme arrested in Kingsland

Mohamad Alstashy faces slew of charges, indictment says


KINGSLAND, Ga. – Police in Kingsland arrested a man who has been on the run from federal law enforcement officers since 2012 after a “fake” armed robbery scheme that stole $400,000 from a Walmart store in Baltimore, officers said Tuesday.

Mohamad Alstashy, a fugitive who has lived in Baltimore but is originally from Yemen, was taken into custody by the Kingsland Police Department.

Alstashy, along with several other suspects, robbed the Walmart in an elaborate scheme, according to a federal indictment obtained from a court in Baltimore.

During the incident, Alstashy allegedly shot one of his co-conspirators who worked for Walmart to make the robbery look real, investigators said.

That person was shot in the arm, but the injury wasn’t life-threatening.

After the robbery, Alstashy and the others involved set fire to a getaway vehicle before meeting up at another location to divide the stolen money, officials said.

Alstashy faces charges including Hobbs Act conspiracy, Hobbs Act robbery including aiding and abetting, discharging a firearm during a robbery, wire fraud and the malicious destruction of a vehicle by fire.

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