Updated 8:39 p.m.

GREENSBORO — Investigators said they have linked three other bank robberies to a man charged in a Greensboro bank robbery this afternoon.

Greensboro police today charged Joshua Risard Graves, 22, of 8 Spring Oak Drive with common-law robbery in connection with a robbery at BB&T Bank, 606 College Road.

Tellers called 911 about 1:45 p.m. after a man walked in and presented a note demanding money, Greensboro police said in a news release. After receiving $799.35, the man, later identified as Graves, went outside to a waiting taxi, police said.

No one was injured and he did not show a weapon.

A few minutes later, about 3 miles from the robbery, a patrol officer pulled over the taxi.

The taxi driver was not charged.

Police said they have linked Graves to three other bank robberies.

He is accused of robbing the Wells Fargo bank at 318 Pisgah Church Road on Dec. 14. In that robbery, a man walked into the bank about 3:15 p.m. and demanded money. He never showed a weapon, but left with $1,039.

The man then ran.

Investigators said Graves is responsible for two bank robberies on Dec. 28. Those robberies, at banks that are separated by about two-tenths of a mile, happened about 40 minutes apart.

A man walked into the Suntrust Bank at 3521 N. Elm St. about 2:35 p.m. and gave the teller a note demanding money, police said.

At about 3:10 p.m., a man who matched descriptions of the robber at the Suntrust Bank walked into the Bank of Oak Ridge at 400 Pisgah Church Road and robbed it.

Between the two Dec. 28 robberies, he took $4,849, according to arrest warrants. In both cases he threatened tellers with a firearm, but didn’t show it, according to warrants.

In addition to the common law robbery charge, he faces three charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, warrants state.

He remains in the Guilford County jail with his bail set at $200,000. He is scheduled for court at 2 p.m. Wednesday.


Updated 8:39 p.m.

GREENSBORO — A magistrate set bond for a man accused of robbing a Greensboro bank today at $200,000.

Greensboro police charged Joshua Risard Graves, 22, of 8 Spring Oak Drive, with common-law robbery in connection with an incident at BB&T Bank, 606 College Road.

Tellers called 911 about 1:45 p.m. after a man walked in and presented a note demanding money, according to a Greensboro police news release. After receiving the money, the man, later identified as Graves, went outside to a waiting taxi.

No one was injured and he did not show a weapon.

A few minutes later, about three miles from the robbery, a patrol officer pulled over the taxi.

Police did not charge the taxi driver in the robbery.

In addition to the common law robbery charge, Graves faces two charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to online jail records.


Posted 3:23 p.m.

GREENSBORO — A 22-year-old man used a taxi as a getaway car after a Greensboro bank robbery today, police said.

Investigators charged Joshua Risard Graves, of 8 Spring Oak Drive, with common-law robbery in connection with an incident at BB&T Bank, 606 College Road, according to a police news release.

Tellers called 911 about 1:45 p.m. after a man walked in and presented a note demanding money, according to the release. After receiving the money, the man, later identified as Graves, went outside to a waiting taxi, the release states.

No one was injured and he did not show a weapon.

A few minutes later, a patrol officer pulled the taxi over about three miles from the scene.

Police did not charge the taxi driver in the robbery.

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