Midlothian robbery suspect charged in Chester holdup
CHESTERFIELD – A suspect in a Midlothian bank robbery who was wounded by a police officer after a chase down Midlothian Turnpike has been identified as a county resident and charged with a second bank holdup. The Chesterfield County Police Department said Allen E. Piner, 45, of the 7900 block of Provincetown Drive, remains hospitalized after he was shot by a police officer following the robbery on Wednesday, Oct. 11, of the Argent Federal Credit Union branch at 1901 Walmart Way. Officers responding to the robbery report spotted a vehicle driven by a man matching the description of the robbery suspect and tried to stop the vehicle. A pursuit followed, ending in a field in the 9400 block of Midlothian Turnpike, where the suspect fled on foot into some nearby woods. Officers followed on foot and ordered the suspect to stop. Police said the suspect displayed a weapon and one officer fired his service weapon, hitting the suspect. The officers gave him first aid and brought him out of the woods, and he was taken to an unspecified local hospital. In relation to the Argent robbery, Piner has been charged with robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed weapon. He has also been charged with two counts of robbery and one count each of possession of a firearm during the commission of a robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the robbery on Sept. 1 of the Citizens Bank & Trust office at 12101 Olivers Way in Chester. The investigation is ongoing, and police ask anyone who has information to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660. Information can also be provided through the P3 app at p3tips.com.