Robber hits 2 Mechanicsville banks

Posted at 6:26 PM, Dec 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-05 19:17:40-05

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Law enforcement are on the hunt for a man they say held up two banks — one inside a grocery store — in Mechanicsville  Wednesday.

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance photos from the two robberies which happened over a 25-minute period Wednesday afternoon. [Scroll down to see surveillance photos of the suspect.]

Sergeant Chris R. Whitley with Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the Sun Trust bank inside the Kroger in the 6300 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike at 2:50 p.m.

Later, deputies responded to the BB&T bank located in the 9100 block of Chamberlayne Road at 3:15 p.m. for another robbery.

Whitley said the suspect passed a teller at both banks a note demanding money. Once the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect took off.

No one was injured in either incident and a weapon was not displayed.

The suspect is described as a white Male in his twenties around 5-feet 10-inches tall with a medium build. He also had a fair complexion with short, light-colored hair.

The suspect was wearing a blue baseball hat with round emblem, sunglasses and a  blue long-sleeved button-down shirt with dark-colored pants.

Investigators think the man was driving a red compact hatchback, also spotted on surveillance cameras. The vehicle was last seen at  Chamberlayne Road and Atlee Station Road.

If you have information that could help investigators, call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.