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Chesterfield police arrest Wells Fargo bank robber


Chesterfield Police have charged a man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch on Midlothian Turnpike at about 10 a.m. Thursday. 

Police said the suspect approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. The suspect told the teller he was armed, but no weapon was displayed. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect, who was identified as James E. Smith Jr., 34, was soon apprehended in the parking lot of the Target store at 11301 Midlothian Turnpike. Police said Smith struggled with an officer during his arrest. Smith and the officer were transported to Chippenham Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Smith, of the 1400 block of Bolton Road, has since been released from medical treatment and transported to the Chesterfield County Jail. Police charged him with robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer.

No one was injured during the robbery, police said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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