Two Richmond men charged with Cumberland bank robbery

Posted at 6:45 PM, Dec 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-21 18:50:05-05

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Two men are being held behind bars because of a bank robbery that happened in Cartersville on Friday.

Shortly after 9:15 a.m., the Virginia State Police received a call about an armed robbery at the Central Virginia / C&F Bank in the 2200 block of Cartersville Road. Police tell CBS 6 that two men entered the bank and demanded money from an employee at gunpoint.

Authorities also report that the men demanded keys to a car that belonged to one of the workers. When the car didn’t start, the suspects ran off on foot.

28-year-old Jamieyian J. Liggon ran through a field, but was spotted by two hunters that brought him back to the bank so he could be turned over to law enforcement.

The other suspect, 31-year-old Jaquan L. Robinson, also ran into a nearby wooded area. State and local police searched the area and found him hiding under an RV. Robinson was taken into custody without incident.

Liggon and Robinson, who are both from Richmond, were each charged with one felony count of robbery, one felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and attempted grand larceny of a vehicle.

They are being held without bond at Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville.

Police are investigating the possibility of a third suspect that may have assisted with their escape.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office and the Richmond Field Office of the F.B.I also responded to the scene.