Suspect brandishes weapon in drive-thru robbery of Wakefield bank

By: Michael Campbell, News Editor
6:03 p.m. | August 9, 2017

TOWN OF WAKEFIELD, Va. – Sussex County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to process evidence and search for leads in a Wednesday afternoon bank robbery at the Wakefield branch of BB&T.

Source: Sussex Sherrifs Office

According to investigators, just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a black male with a light complexion drove up to the drive-thru window of the BB&T bank in the 200 block of Railroad Avenue. When he pulled up in his vehicle, detectives said he flashed a weapon and gave the teller a note demanding money.

The teller complied with the robber’s demands and gave him an undisclosed amount of cash at the drive-thru window before the suspect drove away in what authorities describe as a light blue, 4-door Mazda sedan.

No one was hurt in the daytime robbery.

The Sussex Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who may have information that can help investigators to call their office, attention Detective Derrick McKenzie at 434-246-5000.

Stay with The Sussex-Surry Dispatch for the latest information on this developing story.

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