Suspect Charged in “Brazen” Armored Car Robbery Outside Bank

One of two suspects accused of trying to rob an armored car was arraigned in Loudoun County Friday morning, while the second suspect remains hospitalized.

Jarrod Williams is charged with attempted robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, prosecutors said.

Authorities said two armed men opened fire on a Dunbar armored car outside a CapitalOne bank in Chantilly, Virginia, around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

"The entire time I've been sheriff, I've never seen anything this brazen," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.

One of the Dunbar drivers fired back, and the suspects fled in a Ford Taurus. A few minutes later, Fairfax County Police spotted the vehicle on the Fairfax County Parkway about seven miles away.

Police pulled over the car and found that the passenger inside was suffering from as many as four gunshot wounds. The injured suspect was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital in critical condition.

Police said Williams was driving the car. He was taken into custody.

He was appointed a public defender in court Friday.

Williams is being held without bond in Loudoun County. A preliminary hearing is set for March 13, said county attorneys.

This story has been corrected from an earlier version.

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