PD: Attempted bank robbery reported on Kempsville Road

(WAVY/Joe Fisher)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police are looking for a masked individual they say tried to gain entrance into a bank in Virginia Beach, Friday morning.

Police were called out to Southern Bank, located at 1870 Kempsville Road, around 9:25 a.m. after employees noticed the masked individual trying to come in.

According to police, the subject was unable to enter the bank and fled the area as employees called police. The suspect was seen running towards Centerville and Kempsville on foot.

The suspect was last seen wearing a mask, hat and long khaki shorts. No further description has been released.

Several officers including K-9, detectives and Virginia Beach police helicopters are searching for the subject.

A sign on the business store states the bank is currently closed “due to an emergency.”

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