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Remember that bank robbery in Yorktown? Police believe they got their guy

DeWayne Kendrick Handy, 54, was arrested on Dec. 10 in connection to the Old Point National Bank robbery in Yorktown. (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)
DeWayne Kendrick Handy, 54, was arrested on Dec. 10 in connection to the Old Point National Bank robbery in Yorktown. (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest in connection with the bank robbery earlier this month.

DeWayne Kendrick Handy, 54, was arrested Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of robbery, one count of use or display of a firearm in commission of a felony, one count of entering a bank while armed with the intent to commit larceny and one county of wearing a mask in public, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

On Dec. 3, the Old Point National Bank branch in the 200 block of Kiln Creek Parkway in Yorktown was robbed by an man wearing a mask.

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During the robbery, Handy allegedly did not display a weapon but implied that he had one. In addition, he was wearing a white mask and a white hat. He left the bank with an “undisclosed amount of money,” authorities said.

No injuries were reported.

Handy is being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond, authorities said.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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