Danville police identify suspect in attempted bank robbery, ABC store burglary

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

DANVILLE, Va. - Danville police have identified a suspect in an attempted bank robbery and an ABC store burglary.

Nicholas Lamar James, a 30-year-old Danville resident, is wanted. Police are asking for the public's help in finding him. They said the public response to a social media post is what helped them identify James. 

Courtesy of Danville Police Department

Authorities say the first incident occurred around noon on Wednesday at Carter Bank & Trust at 141 Westover Drive. 

A man presented a note demanding money, but he never showed a weapon, according to police. Officers say the suspect then left the bank without getting any money. 

Authorities say the suspect's clothing and physical description is similar to that of a suspect wanted in a burglary that happened earlier Wednesday morning at an ABC store on North Union Street. 

After reviewing surveillance video, officers put together a description of the suspect's car from the ABC store burglary. Police found that car on Wednesday night. 

Police worked through the night and are following leads Thursday morning. 

Anyone with information should call police. 

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