Roanoke police identify man wanted in bank robbery near Towers Shopping Center

Police don't believe there's any immediate danger to the community

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager, Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Rachel Lucas - Anchor / Reporter

ROANOKE, Va. - 9:45 a.m. update:

Roanoke Police have identified Michael Colasanti, 47 of Tennessee, as the suspect in this incident. Colasanti was arrested overnight and charged with Robbery and Threaten to Bomb. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (540) 853-2212.

UPDATE

If this man looks familiar, the Roanoke Police Department wants to hear from you. 

Courtesy of the Roanoke Police Department

Police say the man was involved in a bank robbery Friday in the 2000 block of Colonial Avenue SW. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 540-334-8500. You can also text 274637 and start the text with "RoanokePD." Both texts and calls remain anonymous.  


Roanoke police are searching for the man they say robbed a bank Friday afternoon.

Just after 4:30 p.m., police responded to a reported bank robbery in the 2000 block of Colonial Avenue SW.

Officers were advised that a man entered the bank with his face covered, announced that he planned to rob the bank and walked out of the bank with money.

This incident is currently being investigated. 

Police do not believe there is any immediate danger to the community.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 540-334-8500.

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