Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Two bank robberies same MO. Now two are in jail, and charges are pending on two others

NEWPORT NEWS — Two local men have been arrested in connection with two recent and separate bank robberies here.

Mark Allen Boyd, 54, of the 11000 block of 25th Street is charged with two counts of abduction, two counts of robbery, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony and false information on sex offender registry, police wrote in a news release.

David McDaniel, also 54, of the 200 block of Misty Pointe Lane, is charged with robbery, burglary, grand larceny, possession of burglary tools, accessory after the fact and revoked license.

Police said “two other persons were taken into custody for unrelated charges, however additional charges related to the robbery are pending.”

Police charged Mark Allen Boyd with robbery in the second degree, abduction in the second degree and other charges (HNNDaily Photo/Courtesy of the Newport News Police Department)
Mark Allen Boyd (HNNDaily Photo/Courtesy of the Newport News Police Department)
Police charged Davide McDaniel with robbery, grand larceny and other charges (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the the Newport News Police Department)
David McDaniel (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the the Newport News Police Department)

Authorities did not identify those “two other persons.”

Police said the first incident was at the Wells Fargo in the 11000 block of Warwick Boulevard on Oct. 18 – “an unknown male” went in and demanded cash (the suspect handed a teller a note).

The suspect fled in a dark colored Jeep Liberty.

The second heist was on Oct. 23 at Bayport Credit Union in the 8000 block of Marshall Avenue – the suspect used the same modus operandi.

Authorities did not release any information on what led them to arrest Boyd and McDaniel, saying only it was “after a thorough, multi-faceted investigation…”

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
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 You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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