Virginia Beach Police arrest suspect in connection with Wells Fargo bank robbery

Posted at 2:14 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 14:15:19-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Police arrested a suspect in connection with a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo in the 600 block of Independence Boulevard.

Clevester Antoine Lucas

The robbery occurred Wednesday around 1:44 p.m.

Police said the suspect fled in a vehicle and crashed at the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Independence Boulevard. After crashing, the suspect fled on foot and was apprehended after a short chase.

On Thursday the suspect was identified as 33-year-old Clevester Antoine Lucas. He was arrested and charged with:

  • Entering a Bank While Armed
  • Two Counts of Armed Robbery
  • Two Counts of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Wearing a mask in Public
  • Felony Eluding​

No injuries were reported during the robbery or during the chase.

All traffic lanes on Independence Boulevard at Virginia Beach Boulevard are back open after previously having been closed.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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