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Petersburg Police: Man arrested in connection to armed bank robbery

Police are investigating following an armed bank robbery in Petersburg on Friday.
Posted at 6:07 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 22:11:33-05

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A man has been arrested in connection to an armed bank robbery in Petersburg on Friday.

Around 5:30 p.m., officers responded to the Bank of Southside Virginia for a bank robbery that had just occurred. Officers were able to obtain video footage of a black man wearing dark clothing with a grey beard demanding money from the tellers window.

Around 6:40 p.m,, James Reed, 58, of Petersburg, was taken into custody after seen leaving a barbershop in the same block as the bank. Cash from the robbery was recovered and Reed has been charged with Armed Robbery.