FBI search for suspects involved in Chesterfield attempted bank robbery, other suspicious incidents

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- The FBI is seeking to identify the suspects involved in an attempted robbery at a Chesterfield bank and suspicious incidents at another. 

Investigators say that on Aug. 13, an unknown man entered the First Citizens Bank, located in the 13000 block of Midlothian Turnpike, handed the teller a demand note stating he was armed and wanted money. The teller did not comply and the subject fled the bank on foot, investigators say.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium to average build with black hair and a goatee.

Investigators believe this same man visited the First Community Bank located in the 14000 block of Sommerville Court in Midlothian on July 23 under the pretense of opening an account. 

On July 24, another unknown man entered this same bank and appeared nervous while speaking with a teller, investigators say. When asked for identification, this person left the bank, according to investigators.

Shortly thereafter, a witness noticed two suspicious men crouching near the bank attempting to conceal their faces; when noticed, the subjects fled, according to investigators.

It’s alleged the male suspect from the July 24 incident returned to the same bank on August 13, but this time, asking for directions.

"Bank personnel recognized him from the previous visit, and after his departure locked the exterior doors as a precaution; just prior to another subject attempting to enter the bank. Within hours of contact with these two suspicious subjects at First Community Bank, it appears they were involved in the robbery of the First Citizens Bank," the FBI said in a release. 

Contact the Richmond Division of the FBI at 804-261-1044 or with information that may lead to the identification of the persons responsible for these crimes.

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