Police Arrest Man Wanted in Connection with Two Robberies in Roanoke

On August 21, 2018, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Roanoke Police officers responded to a robbery call at a business located in the 5000 block of Melrose Avenue, NW.  

The store clerk told officers that the suspect was completing a transaction when he reached into the cash register and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the drawer. 

The clerk advised police that the suspect left the store parking lot in a dark colored sedan.  Officers determined the suspect was Stewart Jamison, the same person wanted in connection with a bank robbery earlier that day. 

Officers were able to locate the vehicle involved in the robbery at the Embassy Inn on Melrose Avenue.  Jamison was found in the Embassy Inn and was taken into custody without incident. 


On August 21, 2018 just before 1:30 p.m., Roanoke Police responded to a report of a bank robbery in the 100 block of Campbell Ave SW.

A white male subject identified as Stewart Jamison, 46 of Roanoke, entered the bank and after a verbal discussion with an employee, presented a note declaring the robbery. No weapon was seen or referenced. 

Jamison is wanted on robbery charged related to this incident.  If anyone has information about Jamison's whereabouts or this case, they're asked to call our tip line at (540) 344-8500 and share what they know. Callers can remain anonymous. You can also send an anonymous text message to 274637. Please use the keyword "RoanokePD" at the beginning of the text to make sure it's properly sent. Reference case number 18-084612.

 All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.


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