*UPDATE-SUSPECT ARRESTED *Can You Identify This Bank Robber?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


On April 18, 2018 VBPD officers observed the  bank robbery suspect in the 600 block of Lynnhaven Parkway.  The officers conducted a traffic stop and took 29-year-old Rian M. Lopez of Virginia Beach into custody without incident.

Rian Lopez was charged with: 

  • Robbery
  • Use of firearm in commission of a felony
  • Entering a bank armed with the intent to commit larceny
  • wearing a mask in public

These charges are related to the following bank robberies:

  • October 16, 2017 Wells Fargo located at 675 Lynnhaven Parkway
  • November 6, 2017 Bank of America located at 210 Laskin​ Road
  • April 2, 2018 BB&T located at 839 Lynnhaven Parkway
                               LOPEZ, RIAN M.JPG


The below pictured suspect is believed to be responsible for multiple armed bank robberies in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake over the past several months.

The suspect is described to be a white male, 5'8-5'10 with a medium build.  During all of the robberies he was seen wearing a face mask.

Virginia Beach Robbery Detectives are seeking assistance from the public to identify this individual.

Anyone with information regarding this individual is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).  You can also submit a tip via P3tips.com or by downloading the P3 Tips app available in Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores.   

Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.​​

MPO Linda Kuehn

Virginia​ Beach Police Public Affairs Officer

(757) 385-4097