60-year-old man charged in Norfolk Wells Fargo robbery

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Jimmy Eugene Simons, 60, has been accused of robbing a Downtown Norfolk Wells Fargo on March 2, 2017. (Courtesy of the Norfolk Sheriff's Office)
Jimmy Eugene Simons, 60, has been accused of robbing a Downtown Norfolk Wells Fargo on March 2, 2017. (Courtesy of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office)

NORFOLK — A 60-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a Downtown Norfolk bank on Thursday afternoon.

Jimmy Eugene Simons, of the 600 block of E. Princess Anne Road, was charged with robbery after police say he robbed a Wells Fargo, located at 440 Monticello Ave.

Police were called to the scene around 3:50 p.m., where bankers said a man walked into the bank and demanded money from a clerk, who complied, Norfolk Police spokesman Daniel Hudson wrote in an email.

No one was injured during the robbery, and the man fled the scene on foot. During a search of the area, police detained Simons, who matched the robber’s description, near Church Street and E. Princess Anne Road, Hudson wrote.

This is a developing story. Check back with Southside Daily for more details.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.