Christiansburg police arrest man on attempted armed robbery and firearm charges

Police say Gary Bishop tried to rob a Long John Silver's on Roanoke Street


CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. –  A man was arrested Sunday in connection with an attempted armed robbery of a restaurant. 

According to Christiansburg police, Gary Bishop of Christiansburg was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted armed robbery and one count of use of a firearm while committing a felony.

Police said they reported to Long John Silver's on Roanoke Street around 6 p.m. Sunday, after they say a man with a mask entered the restaurant.

The masked man then brandished a gun and demanded money.
Bishop was arrested a short time later at his home.

No one was injured.

According to police, no money was taken from the restaurant.

Bishop is being held at Montgomery County Jail without bond.