Suffolk man arrested in bank robbery

Published 10:26 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Suffolk man who is employed by the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a bank robbery in that city.

John Michael Keane II, 32, of the 1100 block of Fern Lane, was in police custody Tuesday night after being arrested on Volvo Parkway near the scene of the crime, according to Officer Dorienne M. Boykin, a spokesperson for the Chesapeake Police Department.

According to a news release from Boykin’s office, a man wearing dark glasses, gloves and a surgical mask over his face entered the BB&T Bank at 825 Volvo Parkway and handed a bag to a teller “implying that he was conducting a bank robbery.”

The teller filled the bag with money and gave it to the suspect, who then left the bank and fled the area in a red vehicle, possibly a Ford Taurus, according to Boykin.

Shortly after the robbery, a Chesapeake K-9 officer saw a vehicle that appeared to match the description of the suspect’s car parked in a lot on Professional Place off of Volvo Parkway. The car was stopped by assisting units, and inside it officers found evidence from the bank robbery, Boykin stated.