Friday, February 3, 2023

Call the cops if you know this man. Authorities say he tried to rob a bank

A man the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said was wearing a fake beard attempted to rob a local bank Saturday morning.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. at the BB&T branch in the 6700 block of Mooretown Road.

Authorities said the suspect “did not display a weapon or leave with any money.”

The suspect was described as a 6-foot tall white man in his early 30s. Although he had facial hair, the suspect wore a fake beard during the incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with a gray hood or hat and jeans.

Deputies searched the area where witnesses said the suspect ran, but did not find him.

Authorities are asking anyone who may recognize the suspect or know of his whereabouts to call the crime line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the sheriff’s offices tip line at 757-890-4999 — reference report No. 1904133.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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