An alleged bank robber was arrested Wednesday afternoon after running from the bank, according to the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Maxwell Lynell Penny, 24, of Fredericksburg, is charged with bank robbery, brandishing a firearm, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and wearing a mask in public.
At 3:38 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the PNC Bank at 1001 Gordon Shelton Blvd. regarding a report of an armed robbery.
According to police, a masked man entered the lobby of the PNC Bank, displayed a gun, and stole a quantity of cash from one of the tellers. The robber fled from the bank and witnesses saw him running away toward the nearby Wegman’s store.
An officer found Penny near the pool at the Homewood Suites and held him at gunpoint until additional officers could arrive as backup, according to police spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe.
"A bag containing cash was found near the Wegman’s along the route where the suspect was seen fleeing," she said in a statement. "The weapon that is believed to have been used during the robbery was also recovered."
Penny is incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. He was denied bond.