| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The suspect in the April 2014 Armed Robbery at the Bank of American in Stevensville was picked up in Virginia and returned to Queen Anne’s County yesterday, June 15th. Athena Lau Yancey (35) of Virginia Beach is charged with Armed Robbery, Deadly Weapon,  and Theft $1000 to $10,000.


On 4/11/2014 @ 1730 Hours the suspect entered the Stevensville bank and while at the teller window demanded money. No weapon was displayed but the suspect indicated there was one. Upon getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot heading towards RT 18. None of the bank employees and customers in the bank was harmed.

The suspect was described as a white female wearing a wig, baseball hat, dark sunglasses white long sleeve shirt and brown shorts.

Witnesses in the area reported seeing a dark colored Honda passenger car possibly with Virginia plates parked for an extended time nearby.  Evidence at the scene, eventually identified and linked the robbery to Yancey.
Yancey was arrested on April 17th for a bank robbery in North Carolina. On March 2nd, 2015, The QACSO filed a detainer for Yancey with the Pasquotank Co. Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina. Yancey was later transferred to Norfolk Virginia on charges there, and again a detainer was filed. For an unknown reason, Yancey was released by Virginia without notifying Queen Anne’s.

Last week, Norfolk Police Department received a tip that Yancey was a wanted person and working a pizza shop. After verifying the warrant, Norfolk PD Warrant Unit took her into custody at work.

On June 15, Deputies from QA went to Norfolk and returned Yancey to Queen Anne’s County where she is currently held the QA Detention Center without bail.

Category: Local Crime

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