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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – A Midlothian man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Hanover bank robbery Friday afternoon.

The bank robbery occurred at approximately 3:13 p.m. at the Citizens and Farmers Bank located in the 7000 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike.

Investigators say Justin Michael Gonzalez, 28, approached a teller, displayed a note indicating he was armed, and demanded money.

Justin Michael Gonzalez

Justin Michael Gonzalez

After the teller complied, the suspect fled the bank with the undisclosed amount of cash.

“Bank employees were able to obtain the suspect’s vehicle description, which was provided to responding deputies. Deputies quickly located the vehicle in the area of Brandy Hill Plaza and identified the driver and single occupant as Justin Michael Gonzalez,” said a Hanover Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

Gonzalez has been charged with robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and grand larceny.

He is currently being held with no bond at Pamunkey Regional Jail.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), using the keyword “iTip” followed by their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.