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Lynchburg Police arrest 3 in connection to two separate robberies

Police say the three robbed a Bank of America and then one of them tried to rob a Wells Fargo a day later

The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection to two separate robberies that happened within the last two days.
The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection to two separate robberies that happened within the last two days.

LYNCHBURG, Va.UDPATE @ 7:30 p.m. 8/8/2021

The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested three people in connection to robberies at local banks.

The following were charged with robbery for the incident at the Bank of America on Wards Road on August 6, 2021:

  • Lazaros Cardenas, 39, of Richmond
  • Suzanne Inman Marshall, 56, of Madison Heights
  • Sheri Elizabeth Bayes, 54, of Lynchburg

Cardenas was also charged with attempted robbery for attempting to rob the Wells Fargo at 3408 Candlers Mountain Road on August 7.

The LPD would like to thank the FBI, U.S. Marshals, Amherst County Sheriff’s Office, and the Liberty University Police Department as well as the community for their assistance in this case.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Lynchburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection to two separate robberies that happened within the last two days.

This comes after the man reportedly robbed the Bank of America Friday afternoon at about 3:36 p.m. Authorities report that he stole an unknown amount of money from an employee before running away.

On Saturday at about 11:24 a.m., police were sent to the Wells Fargo at 3408 Candlers Mountain Road for a report of an attempted armed robbery involving the same suspect.

Authorities told us that he left without any money.

Officers described the suspect as a man in his late 50s or early 60s who is 6 feet, 3 inches tall.

Lynchburg Police search for suspect in connection two separate robberies. (Lynchburg Police Department)

Anyone who may have captured video of the suspect on a security or doorbell camera is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6065 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal.

Additionally, anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Davis at 434-455-6166 or Crime Stoppers at 888-798-5900. Enter an anonymous tip online at http://p3tips.com or use the P3 app on a mobile device.


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