VB police make arrest in SunTrust Bank robbery

Virginia Beach

William Earl Matory (Photo courtesy: Florence County Detention Center)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with a robbery at a SunTrust Bank Monday morning.

Police say William Earl Matory III, 30, of Virginia Beach, is charged with robbery, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, abduction and entering a bank while armed.

Matory was found and taken into custody in South Carolina with the help of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. He’s being held in the Florence County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Virginia Beach.

Booking records in Florence County show Matory is facing an unlawful carrying of a pistol charge in that locality.

Police said the robbery happened at the SunTrust Bank at 711 First Colonial Road around 9:20 a.m. Monday.

Police said a man entered the facility, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from an employee.

After getting an undisclosed amount of money, he left the bank and fled in a vehicle that was waiting nearby.

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There were no injuries reported.

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 www.p3Tips.com.

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