Cab Company Owner: Bank Robbery Suspect Used Taxi Getaway - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Cab Company Owner: Bank Robbery Suspect Used Taxi Getaway

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United Bank, on Charlottesville's downtown mall United Bank, on Charlottesville's downtown mall

The man suspected of robbing a bank on Charlottesville's downtown mall Monday afternoon apparently got away in a taxicab. 

Tuesday night, new details are coming to light about what the man - who is still on the loose - may have done right after the crime. 

The owner of a Charlottesville cab company says the man called for a taxi minutes after robbing the United Bank on the downtown mall. Police say the man robbed the bank around 4:45 p.m.

The cab company's owner says the man waited about 20 minutes for the cab to arrive on South Street, five blocks away from the crime scene. The call to the cab company is described as calm and vague about the final destination. 

The cab driver's boss says the man actually counted the money in the back of the cab - telling the driver that it was his inheritance - then tipped him after the ride by paying for a tank of gas. 

The cab company's owner says the man was dropped off at a house outside Charlottesville and the cab driver called police as soon as the man got out of the car. 

The company's owner says the cabs do not have cameras.

Charlottesville police say they cannot confirm the taxicab escape part of this story right now but are pursuing all leads.

"Still gathering information, working with the FBI and the forensic aspect in continuing the investigation," said Lieutenant Ronnie Roberts, spokesman for the Charlottesville Police Department.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

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