Ann Arbor Bank Robbery: Man Enters No Contest Plea

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Virgil James Ross, 49, has pleaded no contest to robbing a Chase Bank in Ann Arbor, Michigan by handing a teller a note and then fleeing on foot. Ross was apprehended later and found to be carrying over $2,600, including 16 $100 bills that matched the denominations stolen from the bank, as well as clear rubber gloves, a mask, and a notebook referencing money and dye packs. Ross also pleaded no contest to a separate charge of third-degree home invasion and will be sentenced for both crimes on October 12; he is currently being held without bond in Washtenaw County Jail.

Man Pleads No Contest in Ann Arbor Bank Robbery

Virgil James Ross, 49, pleaded no contest to charges of robbing an Ann Arbor Chase Bank on Main St. at Washtenaw County Trial Court on Sept. 14. Ann Arbor police previously reported that the incident happened in May, with no weapon observed and no injuries incurred.

Ross was arrested shortly after the robbery and arraigned in the 15th District Court, then moved to the circuit court. Ross has been promised a sentence of eight to 20 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections according to his deal with the prosecutor’s office.

The crime consisted of a man handing a teller a note before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash. Prosecutors claim Ross was found with over $2,600 in cash, a mask, rubber gloves and a notebook of notes about money and dye packs, matching the description of the robber.

Additional Charges for Ross

In addition to the bank robbery, Ross also faces charges of third-degree home invasion, to which he has also pleaded no contest. He is currently being held in Washtenaw County Jail without bond, awaiting sentencing on Oct. 12.

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