YORKTOWN, Va. (WAVY) – A 45-year-old man wanted by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office for a bank robbery offense has been arrested in Illinois, police say.
According to the Elmhurst Police Department, a citizen came into the police station on September 27 stating that a man who was a prior acquaintance arrived in Chicago from Virginia on September 26 and needed a place to stay.
The citizen said they helped him get a hotel room on the 300 block of North Illinois Route 83, and then later found out the man may have committed a recent bank robbery in Yorktown.
Elmhurst police conducted an inquiry and learned that 45-year-old Justin Craver had a warrant out for his arrest by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Department for a bank robbery that occurred on September 16, and that he was armed with a hatchet.
Police began a surveillance of the hotel and officers were able to take him into custody. Officers then executed a search warrant for Craver’s hotel room, where they found two knives and a machete.
Craver has been charged with fugitive from justice and obstructing identification. YPSO was notified of Craver’s arrest following their extradition request.