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Man arrested for Newport News bank robbery

Man arrested for Newport News bank robbery
Posted at 10:56 AM, Jul 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-27 10:58:33-04

A man was arrested on Thursday, July 26, 2012 for a bank robbery in Newport News.

On Thursday, Newport News police arrested 35-year-old Scott Bryan McCarthy, of the 200 block of Wythe Parkway in Hampton.

McCarthy was arrested without incident, police say. He is charged with one count each of robbery and use of as firearm in the commission of a felony.

McCarthy was placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.

The bank robbery happened back in December. Shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011, police responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Old Point National Bank located in the 112700 block of Jefferson Avenue.

According to witnesses, the suspect approached a teller, displayed a handgun, and presented a note demanding money.

The teller complied with the demands and the suspect left the area, with an undisclosed amount of cash, toward the rear of the building.

There were a number of employees and customers in the bank at the time, police say. However, there were no injuries reported.

NewsChannel 3 will post updates as they are released from officials.