Portsmouth Police arrest suspect for Wells Fargo bank robbery

Posted at 10:51 AM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 15:16:41-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Police officers were investigating a bank robbery that happened around 10 a.m. at the Wells Fargo bank branch at 2400 Airline Boulevard.

On Monday police said they arrested a suspect in connection with the robbery.

The suspect, 31-year-old Richard Wright III of Hampton, has been charged with three counts of robbery, three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, grand larceny, and possession of a firearm by convicted felon.

Wright also had an outstanding warrant for felonious assault and failure to appear on a felony charge.

Police said he is being held in the Portsmouth City jail.

Detectives said the suspect had his face covered and armed with a gun, entered the bank and demanded money from the employees.

The employees complied with the suspect’s demands.

No one was injured during the robbery.