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Suspect arrested in Bath County linked to SoBo bank robbery

Authorities in Bath County have arrested a suspect believed to be connected with the July 20 robbery that occurred at Carter Bank & Trust on Main Street in South Boston.

According to Detective C. L. Carswell, the name of the suspect is not being released at this time, but the detective said he plans on formally charging the suspect with the Carter Bank & Trust robbery at the next grand jury scheduled for Sept. 12.

The suspect was arrested on charges from the Bath County Sheriff’s Office for an incident that occurred in that jurisdiction, Carswell said.

Since the bank robbery, South Boston Police have been searching for a lone African-American suspect who entered the bank on Main Street in South Boston, presented a note to the teller and demanded money.

The suspect fled the scene on foot from the back door of the bank with an undisclosed amount of currency.

The bank robbery suspect was described as a man in his 30s, between 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 10 inches tall, of medium build and weighing approximately 150 pounds.

He was reported to have short afro-style hair.

Witnesses who were attending the Boys and Girls Club Talent in the Square event at Constitution Square told authorities the man was wearing a black shirt, jean shorts and sunglasses, authorities said following the robbery.

They told authorities he ran out of the back of the bank toward Arch Street.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office K-9 tracking dog, Reggie, picked up the man’s trail and followed him to Arch Street, where he lost the scent, and where authorities said they believe he may have gotten into a vehicle.