CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk FBI agents say two men who robbed a Chesapeake bank Friday morning are connected to at least 10 other armed bank robberies in Hampton Roads.
Around 11 a.m., two suspects entered the Wells Fargo at 672 North Battlefield Blvd., according to Det. Boykin with the Chesapeake Police Department. They displayed handguns as they demanded money, and were able to escape on foot after receiving and undisclosed amount of cash.
Boykin said no one was injured.
Christina Pullen with Norfolk FBI said investigators believe the robbery is related to a series of armed bank robberies in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach:
- 01/11/2011 Bank of America, 3333 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach
- 11/04/2011 Bank of America, 3333 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach
- 04/13/2012 BB&T, 1300 North Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach
- 05/09/2012 Bank of America, 1125 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach
- 09/18/2012 Bank of America, 4616 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach
- 01/15/2013 Wells Fargo Bank, 5284 Providence Road, Virginia Beach
- 05/10/2013 Wells Fargo Bank, 5284 Providence Road, Virginia Beach
- 08/07/2013 Wells Fargo Bank, 2677 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach
- 01/11/2012 Wells Fargo Bank, 111 Gainsborough Square, Chesapeake
- 03/19/2012 BB&T, 825 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake
- 10/23/2013 Wells Fargo Bank, 821 N. Battlefield Boulevard, Chesapeake
The suspects have not been identified, but are described as possibly Caucasian, Hispanic or light-skinned African American males, late 20’s to mid 30’s, 5’6 to 5’10, approximately 170 lbs.
Pullen said the suspects are considered armed and extremely dangerous.
A combined reward of up to $25,000 is being offered by the FBI and the financial industry for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for these robberies.
Anyone with information regarding one or more of these bank robberies or the suspects involved should call the Norfolk FBI Office at (757) 455-0100.