JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - Police are looking for a man donning a fake beard who robbed a Williamsburg bank Friday afternoon, and may be responsible for several other robberies that same day.
According to Stephen Rubino with the James City County Police Department, a robbery at the Bayland Federal Credit Union at 7031 Richmond Road just before 3 p.m.
Rubino said the suspect brandished a semi-automatic handgun, demanded money and fled the bank on foot. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Rubino said an unknown person called police 20 minutes prior to the incident, saying they had seen several armed individuals with masks on behind Lafayette High School.
The threat was unfounded and Rubino said police think the call was made to divert police from the area.
Rubino said his department is working with the Newport News Police Department as well as the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Department to see if three bank robberies involving a man wearing a fake beard Friday are related.
Deputies with the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office report a man also wearing a fake beard robbed a BB&T bank located in the 6700 block of Mooretown Road at 3:22 p.m. He also got away with an undisclosed amount of money after showing a handgun.
If you know anything about these incidents, contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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