Updated: Friday, 04 Jan 2013, 11:14 PM EST
Published : Friday, 04 Jan 2013, 1:02 PM EST
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a Friday afternoon robbery of a Bank of America branch at Military Circle.
Karen Parker-Chesson with the Norfolk Police Department said 44-year-old Demetrius Lockhart was arrested Friday in the 1800 block of Carswell Street at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Officers were dispatched to the Bank of America just before noon Friday. Parker-Chesson said Lockhart was armed, had threatened a bank teller and got away with an unknown amount of money.
Parker-Chesson said Lockhart then ditched the stolen Nissan Pathfinder he had been driving in Chesapeake. Police say he also ditched car keys and the handgun he used in a wooded area.
Lockhart was located on Carswell Street based on a tip and was arrested without incident, according to Parker-Chesson.
Police said Lockhart was wanted in connection with several other bank robberies in Norfolk.
He is facing three charges of robbery, three charged of entering bank while armed, three charges of use of firearm and grand larceny.
WAVY.com dug into Lockhart's criminal history, which included offenses varying from grand larceny to possession of stolen property in New York.
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