FBI Richmond
Public Affairs Specialist Dennette Rybiski
(804) 261-1044
September 6, 2018

FBI Richmond’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force Investigates Robbery and Other Suspicious Incidents

Investigators assigned to the FBI Richmond Division’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force seek the public’s assistance in identifying the persons associated with a robbery attempt at one local bank and suspicious incidents at another.

On August 13, 2018, an unknown male subject entered the First Citizens Bank located in the 13000 block of Midlothian Turnpike in Midlothian, Virginia. This subject handed the victim teller a demand note stating he was armed and wanted money. The victim teller did not comply and the subject fled the bank on foot. The subject is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years of age, 5’10”, medium to average build with black hair and a goatee.

Prior to this robbery attempt, investigators believe this same individual visited the First Community Bank located in the 14000 block of Sommerville Court in Midlothian, Virginia, on July 23, 2018, under the pretense of opening an account. On July 24, 2018, another unknown black male subject entered this same bank and appeared nervous while speaking with a teller. When asked for identification, this person left the bank. Shortly thereafter, a witness noticed two suspicious men crouching near the bank attempting to conceal their faces; when noticed, the subjects fled. It’s alleged the male subject from the July 24, 2018, incident returned to the same bank on August 13, 2018, this time asking for directions. Bank personnel recognized him from the previous visit, and after his departure locked the exterior doors as a precaution; just prior to another subject attempting to enter the bank. Within hours of contact with these two suspicious subjects at First Community Bank, it appears they were involved in the robbery of the First Citizens Bank.

A Wanted by the FBI poster has been created and posted online. Please contact the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or tips.FBI.gov with information that may lead to the identification of the persons responsible for these crimes.