Wednesday, August 17, 2022

UPDATE: Atlantic Union Bank in James City County robbed; search underway for suspect. Reward offered

James Washington, 58-years-old man from Richmond, VA. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the JCC PD)
UPDATE (Sept. 10, 2021): James City County Police have made an arrest in this case. For more information, visit the updated story from WYDaily.

UPDATE (March 26, 2021): Authorities have identified the suspect as James Washington, a 58-year old man from Richmond. Police “have obtained a warrant for armed robbery for Washington,” according to the James City County Police Department’s news release on Friday.

The story below was originally published on Sept. 17, 2020.

JAMES CITY COUNTY — James City County Police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a bank Thursday.

Officers responded to a robbery call at Atlantic Atlantic Union Bank, 5125 John Tyler Highway, at 12:19 p.m., said police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.

Williams said the suspect, described as a 6-foot-2 “thin” Black man, who was around 50 years old, went inside the bank and said he had a gun but did not “display it.”

“He was wearing a burgundy button-up shirt and a cloth mask, glasses, jeans and a ball cap,” Williams said.

The ball cap was orange or red and his clothing was described as “being baggy,” she said.

The suspect managed to escape with money — police did not disclose the amount. He fled on foot.

Police said “the suspect discarded the clothing that he is pictured wearing not far from the bank.”

No injuries were reported.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen anything or have information about the incident to call the James City County Police Department at 757-566-0112 or the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP. You may also submit tips online at p3tips.com.

Police said there is a reward being offered to anyone “who is able to identify the suspect.”

Contact Investigator Logan English at 757-603-6033 or logan.english@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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