Commonwealth v. DeQuann Jordan Moore; 20-Year Sentence for Bank Robbery by Felon

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that DeQuann Jordan Moore, 22 years old, formerly of the 1500 block of Hilton Street in Norfolk, Virginia, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge Steven C. Frucci for charges of Robbery, Attempted Robbery, Armed Burglary, Wearing a Mask, and two (2) counts of Use of a Firearm.  Judge Frucci sentenced Moore to 61 years in prison with 41 years suspended leaving twenty (20) years to serve. 

Moore pled guilty on June 24, 2014.  Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proven that on April 22, 2013, Moore visited multiple banks before ultimately robbing a Wells Fargo in the city of Virginia Beach.  First, Moore went to a Heritage Bank in Norfolk.  He parked his car at a nearby apartment complex and approached the front door with his hood up, a mask over his face and his hand in his pocket.  The door was locked and Moore could not get in, so he left.  A few minutes later, Moore went to a Monarch Bank in Virginia Beach and tried to go in with his hood up.  Employees told Moore he must remove his hood to come inside. He did not make any transactions inside the bank before he decided to leave.  Finally, Moore went into a Wells Fargo in Virginia Beach with his hood up, his face covered, and gloves on.  At gunpoint, he demanded money from the two tellers. Moore fled with thousands of dollars.


Surveillance cameras from Wells Fargo captured Moore’s clothing, which happened to be the same clothing seen at Heritage and Monarch banks.  Moore was arrested on May 18, 2013.  Police searched his cell phone and found a picture taken before the robbery of Moore dressed in the clothing seen in bank surveillance videos.  Hours after the robbery, Moore took pictures with large amounts of cash.  A search of his computer revealed that Moore had searched for terms including, “Wells Fargo robbery,” “Virginia Beach Police Warrants,” and “Crime Solvers Fugitive List.”


Moore has prior convictions for Robbery, Use of a Firearm, Conspiracy, Wearing a Mask, Possession of Marijuana, and Assault.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kristin L. Paulding.  Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.