A West Virginia woman was charged with robbery on Thursday morning after being accused of walking into a Fort Chiswell bank and demanding money, police said.

Wythe County Sheriff Office’s Maj. Anthony Cline said that Eraina Lynn Wright, 40, of Bluefield approached a teller at First Community Bank at 9:17 a.m. and told the bank employee, “Give me all the money,” but not from the till drawer.

She did not have a weapon, Cline said.

The clerk handed Wright an undisclosed amount of money as someone at the bank called 911. Deputies quickly arrived and found Wright leaving the bank, Cline said.

“We did locate the money on Ms. Wright,” he added.

Later, deputies learned that Wright’s car had broken down on the interstate at about 4 a.m. An employee from a local wrecker service dropped Wright off in the area near the bank before daybreak, Cline said.

Arraigned on Thursday, Wright is being held without bond in the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin. Her preliminary hearing has been set for June 6 in Wythe County General District Court.

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