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Father and son arrested in connection to Leesburg bank robbery

Police claim the father handed a note to one of the bank tellers, demanding cash and implying he has a weapon.

LEESBURG, Va. — Police have arrested a father and son following a bank robbery in Leesburg that happened last week.

According to a release from Leesburg Police, the bank robbery happened at the M&T Bank on East Market Street Friday evening.

Police say 65-year-old Kenneth Sencindiver has been charged with one count of robbery and one count of the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His son, 24-year-old Kenneth Sencindiver II has been charged with one count of robbery. 

Police claim the elder Sencindiver handed a note to one of the bank tellers, demanding cash and implying he has a weapon. Officers say no weapon was ever actually displayed. Investigators say the teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money and he ran away. The younger Sencindiver is accused of being an accomplice in the robbery. 

Both father and son have been arrested and are being held on no bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center for the robbery charges and "other unrelated charges." 

Leesburg police are thanking the public who reached out with tips while officers searched for the suspects. 

"Your numerous tips directly assisted in the quick closure of this case, in which no civilians or officers were injured."

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section. Contact Detective M. Pereira at 703-771-4500 or at mpereira@leesburgva.gov.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477).  Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text.  Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

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