Police connect overall-wearing suspect to another local robbery attempt

RICHMOND, Va. – Police believe a robbery suspect caught on camera this week is connected to more than one local robbery attempt.

Richmond Police detectives asked for the public’s help to identify the suspect who robbed one bank and attempted to rob a second.

“We believe the suspect who robbed the Wells Fargo on West Cary Street on Monday appears to be one of a pair who attempted to rob the Gateway Bank on Patterson Avenue last week,” said Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall. “A closer look at both surveillance photos reveals some distinct similarities in the markings on the suspect’s clothing.”

The Wells Fargo Bank in Carytown was robbed around 9:20 a.m. Monday.

The suspect passed a note and then fled with the cash. Police described him as a black male, age 25-30, wearing glasses, a cloth winter hat and overalls at the time of the incident.

On Friday, Nov. 6, a black male, age 25-30, wearing coveralls with white paint marks on them, attempted to rob the Gateway Bank in the 5300 block of Patterson Avenue.

Two suspects tried to enter the bank, but the secondary doors were closed and they were not able to get inside. One of the two suspects displayed a firearm to a bank employee in a second attempt to gain entry, which prompted the employee to call police.

The second suspect in the attempted robbery at Gateway Bank is described as a 5-foot-9-inch to 6-foot tall, black male, age 25-30, weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, a black and grey baseball cap.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this individual to call Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 or email [email protected] Citizens with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.