The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office are reporting that warrants have been obtained for the arrest of Wayne Maurice Byrd, age 61 of Mt. Zion Road, Stockbridge, Georgia.
On Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10:18 am multiple Stafford County units responded to a bank robbery alarm at the BB&T Bank on Warrenton Road. The male suspect entered the bank and demanded money from an employee. The suspect had a hand gun in the waist band of his pants. The suspect, now identified as Wayne Byrd, was given an undisclosed amount of cash and then walked out of the bank in the direction of Plantation Drive.
Stafford detectives, working in cooperation with detectives from Spotsylvania County were able, through investigation, to develop Wayne Byrd as a suspect. Information obtained from individuals who witnessed the robbery in Spotsylvania County was critical to identifying Byrd as a suspect.
Wayne Maurice Byrd is also a person of interest in two robberies that occurred in Stafford County on September 30, 2014. In the first incident at the Wells Fargo Bank at 131 Garrisonville, a male suspect handed a teller a note demanding money in large denominations. When the teller could not comply with that request, the suspect left the bank. Thirty minutes later that same suspect entered the BB&T Bank at 760 Warrenton Road, told the teller he had a gun and demanded money. Once handed an undisclosed amount of money the suspect left the bank.
Wayne Byrd is also a person of interest in a bank robbery that took place in Spotsylvania County on the same day, September 30, 2014 at the PNC Bank at 5436 Jefferson Davis Highway. In that robbery the suspect entered the bank, demanded money from a teller and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
“Multiple law enforcement agencies are working together to locate this criminal,” states Stafford County Sheriff Charles Jett and Spotsylvania County Sheriff Roger Harris. “We appreciate the participation and cooperation of the community and witnesses in helping us identify this lawless individual. Their detailed information has been most helpful.”
If anyone has any additional information about Wayne Maurice Byrd and his involvement in these robberies, please contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-658-4400, Stafford Crime Solvers at 540-659-2020 or text “STAFFORD” + your tip to CRIMES (274637).
Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 540-582-7115, Spotsylvania County Crime Solvers at 540-582-5822 or Text A Tip: Text SEE911 to CRIMES (274637).