Affidavit: Army Staff Sergeant said he robbed credit union because of money trouble

Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-11 19:52:17-04

York Co., Va. - An Army Staff Sergeant has been arrested for a credit union robbery that happened on Saturday, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s officers have arrested 38-year-old Dorman Ronald Shaw of Yorktown. He is a Staff Sergeant stationed at Fort Eustis.

Shaw was arrested for the robbery of Langley Federal Credit Union in Grafton on Saturday, April 6.

Shaw has been charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Shaw is currently in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail with no Bond.

On April 10, 2013 shortly after 3 p.m., a teller from the Langley Federal Credit Union in the Denbigh section of Newport News noticed a person that walked into the bank that matched the description of the suspect from the April 6 credit union robbery.

According to the arrest affidavit, Shaw handed the teller an LFCU deposit envelope labeled, "don't pull out note."

In the note, Shaw told the teller not to panic and demanded $4,000 in cash. He also told to teller he worked at a financial institution so he knows how things work at a bank.

The teller complied and Shaw revealed a holstered firearm. Later, Shaw confessed to carrying a replica .45 Smith and Wesson pellet gun.

That teller then called 911 to alert police, and Shaw was detained in Newport News.

According to the arrest affidavit, Shaw robbed the bank because of financial hardship. He also told investigators he had intended to rob the LFCU in Denbigh, but couldn't go through with it.

Watch NewsChannel 3 for updates on this story.

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