Suspect taken into custody following bank robbery in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a suspect has been taken into custody following a bank robbery in Virginia Beach Saturday afternoon.

According to Virginia Beach Police, the bank robbery occurred around 12:15 p.m. Saturday at the Navy Federal on Shore Drive.

Police say the suspect entered the bank, indicated he had a weapon, and demanded cash. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect then fled.

A suspect description was broadcast as well as a direction of travel. Officers located a person matching the description of the suspect at the intersection of Independence Blvd. and Haygood Road. 

Multiple officers instructed the suspect to exit the vehicle and the suspect refused, and brandished a large, edged weapon towards the officers.

Police say officers successfully deployed “Stop Sticks” prior to the suspect fleeing again, puncturing two of the suspect vehicle tires.

He continued driving until he was intercepted again by additional police units in the 4600 block of Haygood Road. The suspected refused to comply with further directions and was still displaying the edged weapon. 

Officers ultimately utilized a taser to take the suspect into custody.

After receiving medical treatment for the taser exposure, the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Norfolk resident Jonathan Dwayne Perry, was transported to the Virginia Beach City Jail.

No citizens or officers were injured during this incident.

45-year-old Jonathan Dwayne Perry, September 5, 2021 (Photo Courtesy – Virginia Beach Police)

Those with information should call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit a tip using the P3 Tips app on their Apple or Android device or at

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