Harrisonburg Police Scrutinize Surveillance Tape for Robbery Clues

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email

HARRISONBURG-- Police officers are still looking for the suspect in a bank robbery at the BB&T Bank on South High St. on Monday afternoon.

Lt. Chris Rush said the department is looking back at surveillance video to see if there were any suspicious people nearby before it happened. Images of the robbery are being sent to other jurisdictions up and down the east coast to see if the cases are related.

Rush said investigators aren't sure if the case is related to a bank robbery at the Bank of America on University Blvd. in April. That case also remains unsolved.

The BB&T does have several entrances and exits, making it perhaps easier to get away, Rush said.

The case may take investigators out of the area. "I would say historically a majority of our bank robberies that we have had, the suspects have been from outside the area, traveling through potentially on 81 passing through," said Rush. "We've had quite a few cases where the bank robbery that they committed in Harrisonburg was not their first."

Rush wouldn't disclose how much money was stolen. He's asking for the public's help and asking them to call Crime Solvers at (540)574-5050 with any information.

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