The gentleman drank the soda in the bank right before using absent on his bicycle.

A male has been arrested following allegedly breaking into a financial institution and stealing some unfastened modify and a soda just before leaving the scene of the crime.

The incident happened at somewhere around 9:06 a.m. on Monday, June 21, when Sergeant Zotos from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Place of work in Stafford, Virginia was identified as to the Carter Financial institution & Trust to a report of a burglary after bank tellers claimed that they suspected the business enterprise had been burglarized overnight.

Once he arrived at the bank, Sergeant Zotos started to review surveillance footage from the day right before and found that on Sunday, June 20, a male suspect – later on recognized as 48-12 months-previous James Rupe of Roadsville, Virginia – had used development scaffolding that was outside the financial institution in order to attain obtain to the building’s roof ahead of slipping via the fall ceiling and climbing down some scaffolding inside the establishment, in accordance to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Business.

“The suspect is witnessed rummaging as a result of money drawers and stealing adjust. He then retrieves a soda from the personnel breakroom and drinks it ahead of exiting the lender the same way he entered,” the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office reported in a assertion posted on social media. “Once outside the financial institution, the suspect gets rid of the change from his pocket and puts it in his backpack in advance of leaving the region on his bicycle.”

Upon reviewing the bank’s safety footage, Zotos seen that the suspect had very easily identifiable tattoos on his arm and subsequently sent pics of the footage to fellow deputies to continue to keep a glimpse out for him.

It was only a few hrs afterwards at approximately 2:20 p.m. when Deputy A. W. Sypolt responded to the Purple Roof Inn to reports of a disturbance when workforce at the lodge mentioned a man was trespassing on the assets.

“Upon arrival, Deputy Sypolt identified the arm tattoos on the suspect, James Rupe, 48, of Rhoadesville, from the pics sent by Sergeant Zotos,” reported Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. “Sergeant Zotos arrived on scene and confirmed Rupe was the suspect noticed on the bank’s safety footage.”

Rupe was then taken into custody and a warrant was attained for breaking and entering. He is now becoming held with no bond at the Rappahannock County Jail.