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Elmhurst resident tips off police about Virginia bank robbery suspect

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Elmhurst police have arrested a man wanted for bank robbery in Virginia, the Elmhurst Police Department said Sept. 28.

Justin M. Craver, 45, of Newport News, Virginia, was arrested Sept. 27 after a tip from an Elmhurst resident.

About 11 a.m. Sept. 27, police received a call from the resident, who knew Craver, saying he had arrived by bus from Virginia on Sept. 26 and was looking for a place to stay.

Police found an arrest warrant from the York-Poquoson sheriff’s office for a Sept. 16 bank robbery in Yorktown, Virginia, authorities said. Police allege Craver committed the crime while armed with a hatchet.

The resident assisted Craver in getting a hotel room in the 300 block of North Route 83 in Elmhurst. About 12:20 p.m., authorities approached Craver as he was leaving the hotel and arrested him, police said.

Authorities said police found two knives and a machete while searching his hotel room.

Craver was charged with fleeing from justice and obstructing identification and was taken to the DuPage County Jail.

Authorities said the York-Poquoson sheriff’s office has been notified of Craver’s arrest.

Jonah Nink

Jonah Nink is a contributor to Shaw Local