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Man Accused of Robbing Charlottesville Bank Appears in Court

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The man accused of robbing a bank in downtown Charlottesville will stay behind bars for now. Richard Hawkins III, 37, appeared via video conference in Charlottesville General District court Monday morning.

Investigators say Hawkins robbed the United Bank on the downtown mall on June. A cab company says he then took a taxi to a location outside of Charlottesville.

He was arrested around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon in Augusta County. A deputy with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office made the arrest.

The officer was investigating a separate incident at Augusta Health, when a hospital employee asked for help dealing with a patient providing a false name. The sheriff's deputy says Hawkins provided several false names, including his last attempt - Jonathan Hawkins. That's when the officer remembered his name and mug shot from NBC29 newscasts.

Hawkins currently faces one charge of entering a bank while armed with intent to commit larceny.

Hawkins is being held at the Albemarle - Charlottesville Regional Jail without bond. He will be appointed an attorney and is scheduled to be back in Charlottesville General District County in July.

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