SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Federal court documents show there was more than $120,000 inside a safe stolen from a Suffolk credit union earlier this year.
Devin Hardy, 21, and Tyreese Darden, 22, are accused of cutting the power at the Metropolitan Church Federal Credit Union in Suffolk. According to court documents, they allegedly propped open the back door and rolled the safe down the sidewalk to their getaway car.
That burglary happened on Feb. 8.
According to the court documents, a concern citizen told investigators Hardy had recently purchased a motorcycle and pickup truck, which cost more than $15,000 total, with the stolen money.
On Feb. 10, court documents show a public utilities employee working in the area of Hosier Lane in Suffolk found a safe on the side of the road. The employee noticed the safe’s door was detached from the frame, and there was a CD next to it labeled “Metropolitan Credit Union.” The employee called police to report what they had found.
Closer inspection revealed pry marks on the safe’s door, and burn marks along the internal locking mechanisms, according to the affidavit. It was identified as the stolen safe by the credit union’s manager.
Later that month on Feb. 16, officers were called to 606 County St. to investigate a burglary. A witness said someone had broken into the home and stolen a safe from their roommate’s bedroom. Court documents identified the roommate as Hardy, who told police the safe contained $10,000.
Following the burglary, two witnesses came forward and said early Feb. 8, they saw Hardy struggling with what appeared to be a small refrigerator. The affidavit states Darden was also there, as well as an unknown male. The witnesses told police they saw the three standing around a kitchen table with a large amount of cash. When the witnesses asked where the money had come from, the three men responded they “robbed a bank,” according to the documents.
Warrants were obtained on March 27 for Hardy and Darden, and they were arrested.