Alleged York Credit Union Robber Arrested in Newport News

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Dorman Ronald Shaw (Photo courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Department has arrested a suspect in connection to Saturday’s robbery at a Langley Federal Credit Union on George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17) in York County.

Dorman Ronald Shaw, a 38-year-old staff sergeant stationed at Fort Eustis, was detained by Newport News police and later arrested by investigators from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Department. Shaw was taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail with no bond. He’s been charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

At around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, a teller at a Langley Federal Credit Union in Newport News noticed a person enter the bank who resembled the man from the York County robbery. That person left shortly after entering the bank, and the teller called 911. A nearby Newport News city detective in the area saw the suspect acting suspiciously in the parking lot of an adjacent business, according to the release.

The teller saw the suspect enter the bank a second time only to exit after less than a minute. The suspect started running and was apprehended, then detained by the detective and other Newport News police officers.  York deputies were notified of the detention, so they interviewed Shaw and decided to charge him with the robbery.

The robbery in York County took place Saturday, shortly before the lobby closed for the day. York deputies believe Shaw passed a note to a teller saying he had a handgun in a holster on his side. He did not brandish the weapon.

Shaw then allegedly got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Nobody was hurt in the robbery.