FBI Richmond
Public Affairs Specialist Dennette Rybiski
(804) 261-1044
March 17, 2020

FBI Richmond Assisting Harrisonburg Police Department in Bank Robbery Investigation

The Charlottesville Resident Agency of the FBI Richmond Field Office is assisting the Harrisonburg, Virginia, Police Department in a recent bank robbery investigation.

On March 4, 2020, an unknown male subject entered the BB&T Bank located in the 600 block of Mount Clinton Pike in Harrisonburg. The subject brandished a firearm as he approached the victim tellers demanding money. The tellers complied with his demand and the subject fled the bank.

The subject is described as a white male, 5’11” to 6’0", roughly 200—220 pounds, with a distinctive walk. He wore a light gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black gloves, and a black mask. The get-away vehicle is described as a 2008-2010 white Ford Expedition with electric running boards.

The subject and vehicle had been observed in the immediate area of the bank within an hour of the robbery.

A Wanted by the FBI poster has been created and published on the FBI’s main webpage. In addition to still photographs of the subject and get-away vehicle, the online poster has video of the subject walking to reflect his distinctive gait. The poster also incorporates video that reflects the unknown subject driving towards the bank and away after the robbery. It is entirely possible the subject crossed state-lines and entered West Virginia.

Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the subject or locating the vehicle. Contact the FBI at 804-261-1044 or Tips.FBI.gov, or the Harrisonburg Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at 540-437-2640.