Sencindiver

Kenneth W. Sencindiver, left, and Kenneth W. Sencindiver II.

A father and son apprehended Sunday morning near Patrick Henry College in Purcellville following a three-county vehicular pursuit have been charged in connection with a bank robbery that allegedly occurred Friday in Leesburg, according to statements from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Leesburg Police Department.

Police say the two men, identified as 65-year-old Kenneth Sencindiver of Winchester, and 24-year-old Kenneth Sencindiver II of Berryville, have been charged with multiple counts stemming from the robbery and pursuit.

The LCSO said in its statement that the sheriff's office has charged the elder Sencindiver with two counts of a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of a felon in possession of ammunition and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon after being convicted of a felony.

Sencindiver also faces charges in Frederick County, Virginia, for felony eluding, obstruction of justice and reckless driving, the sheriff's office said.

The younger Sencindiver has been charged with obstruction of justice out of Frederick County, Virginia, according to the LCSO. The Leesburg Police Department said in its statement that Sencindiver II has been charged with one count of robbery.

LPD, in their statement, said the elder Sencindiver was charged with one count of robbery and one count of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The younger Sencindiver, they said, was charged with one count of robbery.

Both men are being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center, according to both law enforcement agencies.

Leesburg police say the elder Sencindiver robbed an M&T Bank at East Market Street in Leesburg on Friday. He allegedly displayed a note demanding cash to a teller at the bank, and implied that he was carrying a weapon, but did not display one.

Sencindiver is then said to have fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. His son was determined to have been an accomplice in the robbery, according to the LPD statement.

Police say the suspects were involved in a three-county vehicular pursuit with law enforcement agents that began in Frederick County, traversed Clarke County and ended in Purcellville early Sunday morning.

Deputies from the LCSO and officers from the Town of Purcellville Police Department apprehended the Sencindivers shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday morning, after they abandoned a vehicle on the campus of Patrick Henry College.

Two firearms were recovered from the Sencindivers' vehicle, the sheriff's office said.

The LCSO encourages anyone with further information on the case to contact the Leesburg Police Department, where the Criminal Investigation Section continues its investigation.

Members of the public with pertinent information are urged to contact Detective M. Pereira at 703-771-4500 or via email at mpereira@leesburgva.gov. Informants who wish to remain anonymous may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477), or text CRIMES (274637) and begin the message with "LPDTIP."

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