FBI offers $5k reward for ‘Dapper Dan Bandit’: Alleged Chesterfield bank robber

Police say the man ran off on foot after he was given the money he demanded.
Police say the man ran off on foot after he was given the money he demanded.(Chesterfield County Police Department)
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 10:39 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Police in Chesterfield and FBI Richmond are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a bank on Midlothian Turnpike in late September.

On Thursday, Sept. 29, around 4 p.m., a man entered the First Community Bank on 11400 Midlothian Turnpike and revealed he had a firearm to the bank employee, demanding money.

After getting the cash, he ran out of the bank on foot.

Police say no one was injured in the robbery. But police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

FBI Richmond’s Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force is also searching for the alleged bank robber, nicknaming him the “Dapper Dan Bandit.” The agency is now offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that will lead to the suspect’s arrest.

The man is described as a white man with a medium build, standing at around 5′8″ and around 30 to 40 years old. Officials say he was wearing khaki pants, a blue blazer with a light-colored dress shirt, a grey Kangol hat, sunglasses, black “mechanics” gloves with white lettering and a face mask.

Anyone with information should contact FBI Richmond at 804-261-104 or the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.