Bank robbery suspect arrested in Portsmouth

Richard Wright III (Photo courtesy: Portsmouth Police)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Police have arrested a man they say robbed a bank in Portsmouth Friday morning.

31-year-old Richard Wright III is charged with three counts robbery, three county use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, grand larceny and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police received a call around 10 a.m. Friday that the Wells Fargo in the 2400 block of Airline Boulevard had just been robbed.

According to detectives, the man came into the bank with his face covered. He then pointed a gun at employees and demanded money. The suspect took the money and ran.

No injuries were reported.