Man charged in Roanoke bank robbery

Gary Koran mugshot
Gary Koran mugshot(Roanoke City Jail)
Published: May. 19, 2023 at 1:10 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A man has been charged in connection to a bank robbery in Roanoke Friday morning, according to the Roanoke Police Department.

Police say they were notified at 10:45 a.m. of a possible robbery at a bank in the 3400 block of Orange Avenue NE.

Police were told a man entered the business, showed a gun to an employee, and demanded money. The man then left the bank in a vehicle with cash.

Police were given a description of the robber’s vehicle and what direction he was traveling. The description assisted police in finding the suspected vehicle.

After a traffic stop, police arrested 65-year-old Gary Koran of Roanoke., and charged him with Robbery. The department says additional charges might be pending.