Thursday, June 19, 2014

North Carolina man arrested shortly after Roanoke bank robbery

By Jordan Fifer and Amy Friedenberger | The Roanoke Times

Roanoke police have arrested a North Carolina man in connection with the robbery of a Carter Bank & Trust on Wednesday afternoon.

Victor Eugene Angus, 64, of Stella, North Carolina, was arrested by a Botetourt County sheriff’s deputy in the 3800 block of Lee Highway shortly after the robbery, said Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon.

Angus was charged with robbery.

During an interview with detectives, Angus admitted to robbing the Carter Bank & Trust on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke on June 4, Leamon said.

A warrant was also obtained charging Angus with that robbery.

Angus is being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

Police responded to the 1700 block of Hershberger Road Northwest, the Carter Bank & Trust, at 2:55 p.m. to investigate a robbery, Leamon said.

Witnesses told officers the suspect walked into the bank and demanded money from the teller, Leamon said. After the teller complied, the suspect exited the building with an undisclosed amount of cash.