Virginia Beach bank robbery suspect arrested in South Carolina

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 17:55:23-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A suspect wanted for a bank robbery in Virginia Beach has been arrested in South Carolina.

According to police, the man seen in surveillance images robbed the SunTrust Bank on First Colonial Road Monday.

Police say he was armed and carrying two bags when he went in and demanded money.

After getting tips from people in the community, police were able to develop leads and identify the suspect as 30-year-old William Earl Matory III of Virginia Beach.

Matory has been charged with robbery, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, abduction and entering a bank while armed.

Friday, the Virginia Beach Warrant Fugitive Unit discovered Matory was in South Carolina and coordinated with the Florence County Sheriff's Office to take him into custody.

Matory is being held in the Florence County Jail as he awaits extradition back to Virginia Beach.

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