Bank robber on run since March 5

The Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to catch the man who robbed the Wachovia Bank branch at 2000 Snead Avenue in Colonial Heights on Friday, March 5.

The suspect entered the bank at 10 a.m., approached a teller and presented a note that demanded money. After receiving the cash, the suspect fled on foot and may have gotten into a dark green or gray mini-van with primer paint on the passenger side.

The suspect is a short, white male, age 25 to 30, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds with short hair and a pronounced chin. He wore an orange University of Virginia baseball hat, dark sunglasses, black zippered jacket and blue jeans.

Photos of the suspect can be viewed on Crime Solvers’ Web site at crimesolvers.net.

Anyone with information about any unsolved crime or wanted person in the communities or schools of Chesterfield County or the city of Colonial Heights can call Crime Solvers at 748-0660, submit a tip online at crimesolvers.net or Text-A-Tip by texting “tip699” plus the tip to 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S). All three methods are anonymous. If a tip helps solve a crime or catch a fugitive, the person who submitted it could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Crime Solvers is looking for a major sponsor for its coming golf tournament at the Birkdale Golf Club on April 15. The golf tournament is Crime Solvers’ primary fundraiser. It depends on donations from the golf tournaments to pay cash rewards and fund its scholastic programs. Anyone interested in helping can call Crime Solvers’ business office at 748-1278.

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