Henrico woman arrested, accused of robbing Chesterfield bank

Henrico woman arrested, accused of robbing Chesterfield bank
(Source: Chesterfield Police)

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield police have arrested a woman suspected of a Jan. 5 bank robbery.

Elizabeth A. Shelton, 29, of Henrico, was arrested after police say she entered a Wells Fargo at 5630 Hopkins Road, passed a note to a bank teller demanding money and fled on foot after receiving cash.

The robbery occurred just before 9:45 a.m. on Jan. 5.

The suspect did not display a weapon and there were no reported injuries.

Shelton was taken into custody with assistance from Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force in Northumberland County on Jan. 15.

During the investigation, officers learned she might have gotten rid of some of the money just inside the City of Richmond in the 100 block of German School Road. Police did recover evidence they believe was from the robbery.

The suspect was described as a white female, 5-foot-4, and weighing 165-175 pounds. She was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black hat, multi-colored scarf and gloves, and carrying a green cloth type of bag.

Shelton is currently being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail.

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