Suffolk man charged in Portsmouth robbery

Published 8:57 pm Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Suffolk man was arrested Friday and charged with a bank robbery that had occurred earlier that day.

Ronald Craig Sellers, of the 1000 block of Carolina Road, was taken into custody in Chesapeake and charged with robbery, according to a news release from the Portsmouth Police Department.


According to the release, Portsmouth police officers received notice of a hold-up alarm at the TowneBank in the 6200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard about 10:20 a.m. on Friday.


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Bank employees reported a white male had entered the bank, implied he had a weapon, handed an employee a bag and demanded money be placed into the bag. Once it was handed back to him, he left the bank on foot.

A bank employee activated the alarm during the robbery.

The suspect had been described as a white male with brown hair wearing a red hat, red and black jacket and gold-framed sunglasses. He was missing several front teeth.

Witnesses had also reported a man fitting that description getting into a black, four-door Honda Civic about the same time as the robbery. It was parked a block away from the bank.