Roanoke City Police are investigating a bank robbery.
It happened at the Valley Bank on the 1500 block of Hershberger Road this morning, around 10:45 a.m.
A man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. The robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled. He was last seen traveling east on Hershberger Road.
The suspect is described as a black male, between approximately five feet six inches and five feet nine inches in height. He weighs approximately 220 pounds and has short black hair. He was wearing a black mesh shirt and long blue shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Roanoke Police Department at 853-5959 or Crime Line at 344-8500.
Here is the full news release:
Roanoke, VA- The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on June 1, 2011. Officers responded at 10:44 a.m. to the Valley Bank located in the 1500 block of Hershberger Road. Witnesses state that the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.