Greensboro Police foil bank robbery, solve 2 others; 2 Durham men, 2 others arrested

Greensboro Police foil attempted bank robbery. Photo: WFMY News 2

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) – Police in Greensboro have four men in custody who are being accused of attempting to rob a bank.

They say they’ve also connected the men to two other bank robberies in the city.

Officers foiled the robbery Thursday morning after learning the men who fit the description of suspects in some previous bank robberies were planning to rob the Wells Fargo Bank on Battleground Avenue, police confirmed. According to investigators, when the suspects arrived at the bank, around 10:40am, officers in unmarked cars surrounded and arrested them.

Detectives said as part of their crime spree the men were stealing cars, using them when they committed crimes and then abandoned them. However, the car the men were in for the attempted robbery on Battleground Avenue belonged to one of the suspects, police said.

The suspects have been charged in connection to the April 29 robbery of Wells Fargo Bank on Pisgah Church Road and the May 18 robbery of Bank of America on N. Church Street.

The four men are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle in connection to the foiled robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on Battleground Ave.

  • Jerrell Bobby Moore, 39, of Greensboro
  • Javon Vernarda Thomas, 19, Durham
  • Leeshawn Donta Joyner, 40, Durham
  • Jaa’chai Anthony Williamson, 18, Browns Summit

Moore and Joyner are also charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon for involvement of the robbery of Wells Fargo Bank and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon for the Bank of America.

Moore is confined in the Greensboro Jail Central on a $200,000 bond. The other three are confined on $100,000 bonds.

The men are facing additional charges as the investigation continues.

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