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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Danville Crime Stoppers Ups Reward Money to $10,000 in Unsolved 2017 Homicide

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Crime Stoppers joins the FBI, offering $7,500, with a $2,500 reward for a tip leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for the murder of Tahir Mahmud

Danville Crime Stoppers has allotted reward money in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to bring a conviction in an unsolved homicide case from 2017. Crime Stoppers is now offering an additional $2,500, making it $10,000 in total for a tip that leads to someone being convicted of the murder.

The FBI announced in 2021 $7,500, “for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for the armed robbery and homicide of Mr. Tahir Mahmud.”

FBI SealOn Sept. 12, 2017, Mahmud was shot and killed at Joy Food Store in the 500 block of Riverside Drive. Upon investigation, the Danville Police Department also determined the store was robbed.

Initial information indicated a black male was last seen leaving the store around the time of the murder and robbery. The unknown individual was described as a black male, slender, and wearing Unique jeans.

Anyone who has information is asked to please contact the Danville Police Department by either calling patrol at 434-799-6510 option 4, investigations at 434-799-6508 option 1, and option 1 again, calling 911, contacting Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, Crime Stoppersvia email, or use our crime tips app CARE at

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.

Information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case will be eligible for a cash reward.

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