Woman arrested for allegedly driving getaway car during Colonial Heights bank robbery

The bank robber is still on the loose

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — Police in Colonial Heights arrested a woman who allegedly drove the getaway car during a bank robbery last Thursday.

But the actual bank robber is still on the loose.

Authorities said on December 1 at approximately 11:15 a.m., an unidentified suspect entered First Citizens Bank located at 2000 Snead Avenue and presented the teller with a note demanding money.

Police said the suspect did not display a weapon. After obtaining cash, the suspect fled and was last seen getting into a green minivan that was parked in the parking lot, according to police.

The suspect vehicle was driven by a black female, later identified as 61-year-old Robin Rebecca Mason of Petersburg, and was last seen headed east on Temple Ave, police say.

The suspect is described by police as a black male, wearing a black knit hat, black coat, and tan pants. He is believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s and is approximately 5’5” to 5’7” tall and 150-160 lbs.

Later in the day, Colonial Heights Police arrested Mason and charged her with Conspiracy to Commit Larceny at a Banking Facility and Accessory After the Fact. Mason is currently being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail.

If you have information on this crime or have seen these suspects together contact the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers at 748-0660 or the Colonial Heights Police Department at 520-9300, option #7.

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