Bank Of America Robbed Today

Posted: April 5, 2013

Harrisonburg police are seeking the man who robbed the Bank of America at 79 University Blvd. shortly before 1 p.m. today. The suspect, seen in these images taken from the bank's surveillance cameras, is described as 5 foot 8 inches to 5 foot 9 inches tall, of medium build and medium to dark complexion. Photos courtesy Harrisonburg Police Department.
HARRISONBURG — A robber made off with an undisclosed sum of money from the Bank of America at 79 University Blvd. between 12:45 and 1 p.m. today, police say.

According to city spokeswoman Mary-Hope Vass, the suspect is a dark-skinned man about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was wearing sunglasses, a zip-up hoodie, dark pants and a dark hat. A blue and white handkerchief hid his face, she said.

He brandished a small handgun of undetermined make and demanded money, she said. The suspect fled on foot behind the bank and headed toward the Hampton Inn, she said. The police department’s K-9 unit gave chase.

— Staff Report