Two Richmond men charged with Cumberland bank robbery

Posted on: 6:45 pm, December 21, 2013, by , updated on: 06:50pm, December 21, 2013

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Two men are being held behind bars because of a bank robbery that happened in Cartersville on Friday.

Shortly after 9:15 a.m., the Virginia State Police received a call about an armed robbery at the Central Virginia / C&F Bank in the 2200 block of Cartersville Road. Police tell CBS 6 that two men entered the bank and demanded money from an employee at gunpoint.

Authorities also report that the men demanded keys to a car that belonged to one of the workers. When the car didn’t start, the suspects ran off on foot.

28-year-old Jamieyian J. Liggon ran through a field, but was spotted by two hunters that brought him back to the bank so he could be turned over to law enforcement.

The other suspect, 31-year-old Jaquan L. Robinson, also ran into a nearby wooded area. State and local police searched the area and found him hiding under an RV. Robinson was taken into custody without incident.

Liggon and Robinson, who are both from Richmond, were each charged with one felony count of robbery, one felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and attempted grand larceny of a vehicle.

They are being held without bond at Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville.

Police are investigating the possibility of a third suspect that may have assisted with their escape.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office and the Richmond Field Office of the F.B.I also responded to the scene.

6 comments

  • dan says:

    these were two black males In case anyone wants to know the same old same old.If they were white you can rest assured the media would put that in the story.thank you

  • D says:

    ^ Dan, Since when did race become a part of a story? Bottom line is that these were two men who are reportedly being charged with a crime. The story was about crime who cares whether or not they are white or black. Color has nothing to do with right and wrong. I really wish people start realizing the real issue. This world is sad, and no one wants to look at the big picture, instead they view race as an issue for all of our worldly problems. Please fix this if you can, since race is obviously an issue for you.

    • Manalishi says:

      I would agree with you, but statistics create the stereotype,, not race. just more obama supporters, that also has nothing to do with race either, right?

  • X says:

    Two black mails committing violent crime. Say it aint so…

  • Ernestine Johnson says:

    I feejl so for their parents.

  • Robo says:

    Authorities also report that the men demanded keys to a car that belonged to one of the workers. When the car didn’t start, the suspects ran off on foot….Huh… did they come on foot or bikes?
    Did they not have an alternative get away?
    Sounds like those 2 were not the sharpest knifes in the drawer.
    I am sure they will do well at the State Farm.

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