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Suspect in Ashland bank robbery arrested

Suspect in Ashland bank robbery arrested
Posted at 10:15 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 01:23:49-05

ASHLAND, Va. -- Authorities said a man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a bank in Ashland Friday morning.

Officer Chip Watts with Ashland Police said 40-year-old Dwon Mitchell, of Hanover, was charged with robbery and grand larceny.

Police were called to the Wells Fargo bank in the 100 block of South Washington Highway just after 10:30 a.m. Friday for a report of a robbery.

Workers told police the suspect walked into the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money.

"No weapon was displayed," Watts said. "The subject then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money."

Officials, who credited the public for their help in identifying the suspect, said no one was injured.

Mitchell is being held at the Richmond City Jail.