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BB&T Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

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Bank surveillance photo from the BB&T bank robbery. Bank surveillance photo from the BB&T bank robbery.
HARRISONBURG, Va (WVIR) -

Harrisonburg police have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with a robbery at BB&T bank on High Street Monday.

Investigators say the suspect had a weapon during the robbery, but didn't use it.

The teen from Harrisonburg is charged with one count of bank robbery, which is a class two felony. Police say additional charges are pending.

The Harrisonburg Police Department continues to investigate to determine if this recent robbery is connected to one that took place in April at the Bank of America.


Harrisonburg Police Department

Press Release

On July 3, investigators with the Harrisonburg Police Department arrested a 16-year-old male in connection to the recent BB&T bank robbery, which occurred at 1900 S. High St. The offender is from Harrisonburg.

The male was charged with one count of bank robbery, Virginia Code 18.2-93, a class two felony. Additional charges will be forthcoming in reference to this investigation.

Lt. Chris Rush, Division Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, states, "This successful investigation would not have occurred had it not been for the assistance from the citizens of the City of Harrisonburg. The Harrisonburg Police Department continues to investigate and compare the most recent bank robbery to the one that took place in April at the Bank of America. Investigators will determine if there are similarities and links between these two incidents."

HPD is encouraging anyone with additional information in reference to either bank robbery case to contact the Criminal Investigations Division of the Harrisonburg Police Department at 540-437-2640.

Anyone with additional information, who wishes to remain anonymous, is asked to call Crime Solvers at 540-574-5050. Tipsters may also text "HPD" plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

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