Login | Register
Staff Directory | Subscribe | About Us
Loudoun Times
Business Government Politics Region Crime/Public Safety Education People E-edition Ashburn Hamilton Hillsboro Lansdowne Leesburg Lovettsville Middleburg Purcellville River Creek Round Hill Sterling
Basketball Football Youth Wrestling Gymnastics Swimming Volleyball Baseball Track Golf Cheer Cross Country Schedule Scores
Brambleton Community of Faith Hangin in the Nosebleeds Journal Entry Loudoun Essence Made in Loudoun Odd Angles River Creek & Lansdowne South Riding Sterling, Cascades & CountrySide
Browse All Galleries
  • Announcements
  • Autos
  • Jobs
  • Legals
  • Homes
  • YardSales
  • Submit an Ad
  • Newspaper Advertising Online Advertising
    Classified listings Homes section

    Update: West Virginia man charged with six regional bank robberies

    A 32-year-old Inwood, W.Va., man has been charged with six regional bank robberies, including two in Loudoun.

    Benjamin L. Sebastian

    On Dec. 11, police arrested Benjamin L. Sebastian in connection with a Nov. 29 bank robbery in Winchester.

    Then, on Dec. 15, he was charged for the two in Loudoun – a Nov. 20 robbery of the Wachovia Bank in Community Plaza in Sterling and an Oct. 6 armed robbery of the Bank of America in Sterling’s Regal Plaza, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell said. 

    For those robberies, he is charged with two counts each of entering a bank with the intent of committing a robbery, robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Troxell said.

    Along with the two Loudoun robberies, Sebastian has been charged with two bank robberies in Winchester and two bank robberies in Fairfax County.

    Authorities broke the case last week when the Winchester Police Department got a description of a vehicle that the robber could be using.

    Winchester police sent the vehicle description to area law enforcement, and an off-duty Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw one that matched the description in West Virginia. The information ended up leading to Sebastian’s arrest, Troxell said. 

    The FBI has been involved in the case since the first Winchester robbery Nov. 4.

    Public Safety / Eastern Loudoun /

    You all need to shut the #### up because this is my friend’s dad. No joke

    u all can go f… off i love my bro and he is a good man so f… off and go to hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You have no clue about this person so keep your comments to your self. Im sure you have some skeletons in your closet!

    He is the same one that did Hillsboro’s twin robberies of the Tom Hill Market Convenience Store in 2009 as well.

    That is Rich Garrett

    Great.  Another non-Virginian that we now have to foot the bill for his food and lodging for the next 20 years.  Send the bill to WV.

    Benjamin L. Sebastian just threw away 20+/years of his life. Oh well, somebody has to make the license plates.

    First!!!! (Tosh.0)

    Get Email Updates


    Follow Us
    on Twitter

    News | Sports

    Like Us
    on Facebook

    News & Sports

    Join Our
    Email List

    Sign up for
    weekly updates
    The Loudoun Times-Mirror

    is an interactive, digital replica
    of the printed newspaper.
    Open the e-edition now.

    May 2015 Leesburg Downtown

    Loudouner - Spring 2015

    Loudoun Business Journal - Spring 2015

    Readers Choice Winter 2014