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Surveillance photos show Lynchburg bank robbery suspect

The BB&T on Old Forest Road in Lynchburg was robbed around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday

February 08, 2011|Web Staff

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Lynchburg Police have released new surveillance photos of the man they say robbed the BB&T on Old Forest Road Tuesday.

The suspect is a black man in his mid-to-late 20's, 5'11 with a thin build.

Police saturated the Old Forest Road area yesterday afternoon with officers and a K-9 unit looking for the man.

Investigators say their suspect walked into the bank around noon yesterday... handed the teller a note saying he had a gun...and then took off on foot with the money.

If you can identify the man seen in the above photo, call Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

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Police need your help locating a bank robbery suspect in Lynchburg.

According to a news release, the BB&T Bank on Old Forest Road in Lynchburg was robbed around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Police say the suspect gave bank employees a note threatening the use of a weapon. 

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Authorities say the suspect fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 434-455-6054 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

Here is the full news release:

On Tuesday, February 08, 2011 at approximately 1231 pm, members of the Lynchburg Police Department responded to the BB&T Bank at 3638 Old Forest Road, Lynchburg in reference to a robbery. A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect presented bank employees with a note threatening the use of a weapon, and subsequently taking an undetermined amount of money. He fled the scene on foot running west bound on Wiggington Road away from Old Forest Road. The suspect was described as a B/M, mid to late 20’s, 5’11 with a thin build. He was wearing khaki cargo pants, a black hoodie, and was reported to have a small amount of facial hair on his chin.     

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (434) 455-6054 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900.

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