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Man wanted in Newport News bank robbery arrested in New York

Police said Paul Richard Zimeras, wanted for robbing the SunTrust Bank in City Center was arrested in Brooklyn, New York.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Newport News police said the man wanted for robbing a City Center bank was arrested in Brooklyn, New York.

On Friday, police said Paul Richard Zimeras was arrested in Brooklyn, New York and charged with robbery and abduction.

He will be extradited back to Newport News.

On Monday, officers tweeted that they were on the scene at the SunTrust Bank located in the 11800 block of Canon Boulevard, in City Center at Point Oyster.

The Newport News Emergency Communications received the 911 call around 3:10 p.m.

Police said Zimeras passed a note to a clerk in SunTrust demanding money. Newport News Police Department said that during the robbery the suspect implied he had a gun, but he didn't pull it out during the robbery. 

Credit: Newport News Police

Zimeras was able to get away with cash before police arrived on the scene and then ended up in New York five days later.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.