Arrest made in Dillwyn bank robbery

Published 10:48 pm Friday, September 30, 2016


An arrest has been made in connection with a bank robbery in Dillwyn reported Friday.

According to Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office investigator Brent Uzdanovics, a non-resident of Buckingham has been arrested. He said the office would soon release more information on the arrest.

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Police in Buckingham County were seeking a white male suspect following the robbery in Dillwyn reported Friday.

“At approximately 4:37 p.m., the Buckingham County Emergency Communications Center received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at The Farmers Bank of Appomattox, 16086 N. James Madison Highway, in the town of Dillwyn,” Sheriff William G. “Billy” Kidd Jr. said in a press release Friday.

According to the release, sheriff’s deputies, along with the Virginia State Police, responded and discovered that a white male, “between 40-60 years old, had entered the bank and presented the teller a note demanding money. The teller complied with his wishes by giving him an undisclosed amount of money. The white male fled the bank, without harming anyone, in a newer style, silver compact vehicle resembling a Ford Contour or Fusion. He was last seen traveling north on James Madison Highway (Route 15).”

Kidd said in the release the suspect was described as having short, curly, salt-and-pepper hair with a beard, approximately 6-feet, 2-inches tall, tattoos on his forearms and legs, wearing a red sleeveless shirt and blue jean shorts.”

Police ask anyone who may have information concerning the incident to contact the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 969-1772.