Suspect arrested after SW Roanoke bank robbery

Roanoke Police
Roanoke Police(Roanoke Police)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 3:28 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke Police arrested Brian N. Brown, 39 of Roanoke, Tuesday after a bank robbery at the HomeTrust Bank at 2820 Brambleton Avenue SW.

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According to the department, the city’s E-911 Center notified police around 9:15 a.m. of a report of a possible bank robbery at the location. Police concluded the robber was no longer at the scene and put a perimeter in place.

Evidence suggested a weapon was shown during the robbery, according to police, and the robber assaulted an employee of the bank before leaving on foot with money.

Police say the suspect was taken into custody without a struggle and is charged with robbery.

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