Man arrested, charged in connection with Danville bank robbery

Jimmy Brown, 61, wanted for a bank robbery on July 2023. (Danville Police Department) (WSLS)

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE - Aug. 5

Jimmy Brown was arrested overnight in North Carolina, and will be extradited back to Virginia, according to the Danville Police Department.

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The Danville Police Department is thanking the community for their help and assistance during the investigation.


UPDATE - Aug. 2

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a man wanted in connection with a Danville bank robbery on July 20.

Authorities said investigators with Danville Police have obtained warrants for Jimmy Brown, 61, of Yanceyville, North Carolina.

Brown is charged with the following:

  • Robbery
  • Threats to bomb or damage buildings
  • Grand larceny

Danville Police are working with multiple agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Burlington Police Department, and the Caswell County Sheriff’s Department to locate Brown.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the suspect vehicle or Mr. Brown is asked to contact the local law enforcement agency via 911 immediately or the Danville Police Department at 434-799-6508 option 1, and option 1 again, calling 911, contacting Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, approach any officer you see, through social media, via email, or use our crime tips app CARE.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Danville Police Department is searching for a man they said was involved in a bank robbery on Thursday afternoon (July 20).

Police say the robbery happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the 900 block of South Main Street at Carter Bank & Trust.

The man is believed to be in his 50s or 60s and was last seen wearing a white shirt, hat, jeans, and a face mask, according to police.

Authorities said the man was driving a white work van with North Carolina tags.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DPD by either calling patrol at 434-799-6510 option 4, investigations at 434-799-6508 option 1, and option 1 again, calling 911, contacting Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000, approaching any officer you see, through social media, via email, or using the crime tips app CARE.


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