Fake bearded robber could be responsible for three robberies in one day

Posted at 10:23 PM, Apr 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-26 22:25:02-04

Law enforcement in three different municipalities are working to determine if the same person is responsible for three robberies in the same day on the Peninsula.

Friday afternoon, just before 3 p.m. a man wearing a fake beard robbed the Bayland Federal Credit Union on Richmond Road in James City County.

Police there believe the suspect made a call to police, saying there were several armed people behind a high school, 20 minutes before the robbery just to divert police away from the area of the bank.

Within the next half-hour, deputies in York County received a call of a robbery at the BB&T on Mooretown Road in Lightfoot.

Both banks describe their suspect as wearing a fake beard, black hat or dark hoodie, with an orange safety vest. He was also armed with a handgun.

Earlier in the day a man wearing a fake beard also robbed the Shell Station on J. Clyde Morris Blvd. at gunpoint. The same location was robbed by a man with a fake beard last month as well. It isn’t known if those two are related as of yet.

Anyone with information on any of the three robberies, is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.