Man arrested following July bank robbery in Virginia Beach

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 09:22:03-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Police arrested a man they said robbed a local bank July 16.

At 11:36 a.m., dispatchers received a report of a bank robbery at the Atlantic Union Bank and Trust located at 641 Lynnhaven Parkway.

Police say the man, identified as 41-year-old Rashad Jamal Blanchard, entered the bank and passed a note demanding money to the teller. It is not known how much money he received before he fled the bank.

Blanchard was charged with one count of robbery of a bank.

Anyone who has information about this robbery or who can identify the suspect is asked to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Tips may also be submitted anonymously via or by downloading the P3Tips app.

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