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Woman robs Chesterfield SunTrust right across from police station in middle of day

Posted at 11:07 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 09:42:10-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- In the middle of the day, a local grocery store was full of shoppers, when a petite woman robbed the in-store SunTrust bank and then disappear.

Soon after, police cars were lined up in front of the Kroger on Hicks Road Monday afternoon.

Police said the SunTrust that operates inside the grocery chain was robbed by a woman carrying a burgundy purse. Police said she was wearing brown sunglasses, a gray sweatshirt and jeans.

"I was like, ‘what is going on?’ It's weird,” said Deja Leftwich. She said she was trying to get help with her self-checkout items when she saw officer after officer come into the store.

Suntrust Kroger 2

"It's real shocking that someone would do that when there's a police station across the street," Leftwich said.

The Clover Hill community services building is just across Hicks Road. Many that live and shop in the area feel that is a close enough police presence.

"Police are right there,” said Aaron Smith.  “It was either a lot of stupidity or boldness to pull off something like that."

Chesterfield Police described the robber as a 20 to 29-year-old white female who stands 5’2″ tall and had shoulder-length dirty blond hair. They said she walked in Monday afternoon and handed the teller a note saying that she was armed and wanted money.

Chesterfield robbery suspect

The weapon was never shown.

Police sealed off the side, back and front parking lots, and a forensics unit came to collect evidence.

Suntrust Kroger

People that use the store for their grocery needs, said the robbery hits a little too close to home.

"I am shocked,” said Smith. “My wife and I have lived here since 1990 and we've never seen this."

If you have any information about this crime police ask you to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.