Manassas man held in bank robbery
By MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE
Published: May 19, 2010
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Minutes after the BB&T Bank on Seminole Trail was robbed Tuesday, police had a suspect in custody.
Just before 11 a.m., a man with a pistol went into the bank and demanded money from a teller, according to police.
Two officers, Greg Davis and Steve Watson, started canvassing the Fashion Square mall parking lot when they spotted a man who matched the description of the robber, according to police.
“They were really good about getting the description out and the officers were very alert,” said Sgt. Darrell Byers of the Albemarle County Police Department.
He added, “He was just coming through the wood line.”
The man threw a container into a parked vehicle, according to police. A later search revealed the container, which police weren’t willing to describe Tuesday, held cash and a gun, according to officials.
James Manson of Manassas has been charged with armed bank robbery, commission of a felony while in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony, according to police.
He is being held in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail without bond, according to authorities.