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Suspect in Grandin Village bank robbery identified, remains wanted

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ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke police have identified the man believed to have robbed the Pinnacle Bank on Grandin Road earlier this week.

David Stafford, 41, of Roanoke, is wanted on one count of robbery.

Police have already arrested a woman they believe helped Stafford.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Roanoke City police at 540-344-8500 or text them at 274637, beginning the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Please reference case number 19-123194. Calls and texts can be made anonymously.


Original Story

Roanoke police are investigating a reported bank robbery that happened in Grandin Village on Monday afternoon.

The call came in at 1:15 p.m. for a robbery at Pinnacle Bank on Grandin Road.

Police say a man came into the bank, displayed a gun, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police say no one was hurt during the robbery.

Four nearby schools, including Virginia Heights Elementary, Wasena Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Middle School and Patrick Henry High School were put on a “hold and secure” as a precaution, according to Roanoke City Public Schools spokesman Justin McLeod.

The “hold and secure” has been lifted for these schools.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Roanoke City police at 540-344-8500 or text them at 274637, beginning the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it’s properly sent. Please reference case number 19-123194. Calls and texts can be made anonymously.