Police have charged a Salem woman with yesterday’s holdup of the Carter Bank and Trust branch on Electric Road. Police arrested 25-year-old Tiffany Rae Wright-Neil at her home yesterday afternoon without incident. Investigators believe Wright-Neil is also the person who robbed the Carter Bank and Trust branch on 9th Street, SE in Roanoke last week. She was being held in the Roanoke County/Salem jail without bond.
From Salem City Police: This morning at approximately 9 a.m., Salem Police responded to a bank robbery in the 1400 block of Electric Road. Witnesses reported that a female suspect handed a note to a teller at Carter Bank and Trust demanding money. The suspect, who did not display a weapon, then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The white, female suspect is described as being 5’5”-5’6” tall with a slender build and a fair or pale complexion. Her age is estimated to be approximately 20-25 years. The suspect was wearing camouflage pants, a black hoodie type sweatshirt, a camouflage bandana and black rimmed eyeglasses. As a precautionary measure, East Salem Elementary School was locked down for approximately an hour during the initial response to this incident. At approximately 10 a.m. the school resumed normal operations. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Salem Police Department Detective Division at 375-3084 or Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 344-8500.