NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Five people are now believed to be involved in a March bank robbery and Newport News Police need help locating the last suspect.
Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department said officers have arrested 25-year-old D'Angela Monique Byrd and Tony Lynn Scott, 44, both from King George County in Virginia, in connection to an armed robbery at the Old Point National Bank. Byrd was returned to Newport News while Scott remains incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Additionally, officers are searching for Ronnie Stephane Brooks, 51, of King George County. He is believed to be in the Fredericksburg area and is described as a black male standing 6' and weighing 250 pounds.
They have each been charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and two counts conspiracy to commit a felony.
The three join William McClyde Heckstall, Jr. and William Raymond Taylor in a group of suspects accused in the robbery.
On March 28, officers were dispatched to the Old Point National Bank located at 1134 Warwick Blvd. just after 9 a.m. for a report of a bank robbery.
According to Thurston, the suspect entered the bank and displayed a handgun upon approaching the teller area. He demanded money and fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was hurt, and only employees were inside the bank. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a traffic vest and a gray watch cap.
Thurston said tips received from the Crime Line led detectives to 51-year-old William Raymond Taylor, of the 300 block of Hungate Circle in Newport News shortly after the robbery.
On April 9, Thurston said a second suspect, William McClyde Heckstall, Jr., of Elizabeth City was arrested and faces two counts of robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony. Detectives determined Heckstall was driving the getaway vehicle Taylor used during the bank robbery, Thurston said.
Taylor is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, entering a bank while armed with the intent to commit larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony, robbery (two counts), abduction (four counts) and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (five counts).
Anyone with information on Brooks' whereabouts should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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