Suspect sought in Buckingham County bank robbery

BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an adult male robbed a local bank Friday afternoon.

The robbery was reported at 4:37 p.m. at The Farmers Bank of Appomattox on James Madison Highway in the town of Dillwyn.

Deputies, along with Virginia State Police troopers, responded and discovered that a white male, between 40-60 years old, entered the bank and presented the teller a note demanding money. The teller complied with his wishes by giving him an undisclosed amount of money. The white male suspect then fled the bank in a newer style silver compact vehicle resembling a Ford Contour or Fusion. He was last seen traveling north on James Madison Highway (Route 15).

No one was injured during the incident.

The white male is further described as having short, curly, salt and pepper hair with a beard. He is approximately 6-foot-2 with tattoos on his forearms and legs. He was wearing a red sleeveless shirt and blue jean shorts at the time of the incident.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone who may have seen the white male or the vehicle prior to or after the robbery or anyone who may have additional information concerning this incident, to please contact the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office at 434-969-1772.

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