Sunday, April 14, 2024

Armed Man Robs Langley Federal Credit Union Branch in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Police Department have released this picture of the robbery suspect.
The Williamsburg Police Department has released this picture of the robbery suspect.

Nobody was hurt Thursday morning when an armed man robbed the Langley Federal Credit Union in the Williamsburg Shopping Center.

The unidentified man walked into the bank at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from a teller. He received an undisclosed amount of money and then fled in an unknown direction on foot, according to Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police Department.

Nobody was hurt during the robbery, and the gun was not discharged. There were five people in the bank when the robbery happened — four employees and one customer.

Riley said the suspect is a black male who is about 6 feet tall. He wore jeans, a light colored shirt and a light blue mask that obscured his face.

“Officers are in the area patrolling looking for anyone who matches the suspect description we’ve given,” Riley said. “We’re contacting anyone in the public who we think may have seen the crime who can give us information.”

This Langley Federal Credit Union was robbed Thursday morning. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)
This Langley Federal Credit Union was robbed Thursday morning. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)

The robbery is the third armed robbery in the Williamsburg area in the last two weeks. Last week, an unidentified man wearing all black forced two people into their car at gunpoint in the parking lot off Francis and West Duke of Gloucester streets and made them drive to ATMs at several banks in the area.

A man wearing a black mask and black clothing also robbed an Upper York County grocery store at gunpoint on Friday. Nobody was hurt in any of the robberies.

Riley said investigators have not discounted the possibility that the same man is involved in all three robberies.

The College of William & Mary’s police department has several officers in that area and on campus, according to a message the campus community from campus police chief Deborah Cheesebro.

“We will continue to have an increased police presence throughout the day,” Cheesebro wrote.

Anyone with information on the man’s identity is asked to call the Williamsburg Police Department at 220-2331 or Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

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