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Two arrested in Waynesboro bank robbery


Update: Friday, 9:02 p.m. Investigators with the Waynesboro Police Department have obtained warrants for both individuals apprehended earlier today by Rockbridge County in relation to the armed robbery this morning at the Waynesboro First Bank and Trust.

Sherman Romel Jones, 37, and David Michael Fitzgerald, 60, both of Roanoke, are being held without bail in the Rockbridge County Jail pending transfer to Middle River and future court appearances.

In addition all of the money taken during the robbery has been recovered.

These suspects may be tied to numerous crimes committed in multiple jurisdictions over the last several weeks for which investigations are currently ongoing.


Original post: Friday, 2:13 p.m. Two men wanted in a Waynesboro bank robbery were arrested in Rockbridge County Friday afternoon.

The suspects, whose names were not immediately released by police, were wanted for an armed robbery at First Bank and Trust on Lew Dewitt Boulevard reported at 11 a.m. today.

Bank employees provided police with a description of the suspect who had entered the bank when a witness at a nearby business notified dispatch that a subject matching the description had jumped into a gray Toyota van and was driven away, eventually going west on Interstate 64 from Rosser Avenue.

This information, including the vehicle license tag, was immediately relayed to other jurisdictions and within an hour the vehicle was stopped by a Rockbridge County Deputy just off I-81 at an Exxon Pit Stop store in the 2800 block North Lee Highway, in that jurisdiction.

The vehicle was occupied by two adult males, and during the course of the stop a handgun along with money believed taken from the bank was recovered.

Both subjects have been detained and charges related to the robbery are expected imminently.