Sunday, June 16, 2024

Bank robbery at Chesapeake Bank in Lightfoot

 James City County Police are looking for a man they say robbed Chesapeake Bank in Lightfoot Monday afternoon.

Police responded to the Chesapeake Bank after receiving reports of an armed robbery, according to a police press release.


According to James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams, officers received a call at 3:41 p.m. reporting a robbery at the bank, located at 6619 Richmond Rd.

Williams said the man gave a bank employee a note saying he had a gun, but did not display a firearm.

Officers set up cruisers on roads at various locations throughout the county, looking for the alleged robber, Williams said.

Police are looking for a six-foot-tall black male, about 35-40 years old. He was wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, gray baseball hat and white shoes.

Police ask anyone who can identify or provide information on the suspect to call 757-253-1800, or do so anonymously via the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

This story is breaking and will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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