RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Detectives need your help to identify a suspect whom is believed to have robbed one bank and attempted to rob a second.
“We believe the suspect who robbed the Wells Fargo on West Cary Street on Monday appears to be one of a pair who attempted to rob the Gateway Bank on Patterson Avenue last week,” said Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall. “A closer look at both surveillance photos reveals some distinct similarities in the markings on the suspect’s clothing.”
Around 12:57 p.m. on November 6, officers responded to the Gateway Bank, located at 5300 Patterson Avenue, for a report of an attempted robbery. Authorities say two suspects tried to enter the bank, but the secondary doors were closed and they were not able to get inside. One of the two suspects displayed a firearm to a bank employee in a second attempt to gain entry, which prompted the employee to call police.
Around 9:20 a.m. on Monday, the suspect entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 3508 W. Cary Street, passed a note to the teller indicating he was armed and demanded money. After taking cash, he fled along West Cary Street toward Nansemond Avenue.
In both incidents, the suspect was described as a black male, age 25 to 30, wearing coveralls with white paint marks on them. The second suspect in the attempted robbery at Gateway Bank is described as a 5 foot 9 to 6 foot tall black male, age 25 to 30, weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, a black and grey baseball cap.
Detectives ask anyone with any information about this individual to call Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 or email email@example.com. Citizens with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
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