Swift Action Leads to Arrests Following ATM Robbery in Fishersville
Written by: Sam Orlando
FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA - It was an ordinary day for residents of Fishersville's Windward Pointe community until a robbery disrupted the tranquility. Augusta County Sheriff's Office swiftly responded to a call reporting an ATM robbery, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects on October 2, 2023.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the robbery occurred at approximately 12:09 PM at the DuPont Community Credit Union ATM machines in Fishersville, strategically located right in front of the Food Lion store and at the entrance of the Windward Pointe community. A suspect managed to relieve the victim of $280.00.
Employees of the nearby Food Lion, in an exclusive to Breaking Through Reporters, confirmed that the ATM outside their establishment was indeed the epicenter of the said robbery. The proximity to the grocery store and a residential community emphasizes the audacity of the crime.
The alertness and quick thinking of the victim played an instrumental role in what followed. They provided an articulate description of the suspect, his vehicle, and even the vehicle's tag number. Notably, the victim mentioned that the suspect wore a mask over his face, a detail that became crucial in the subsequent manhunt.
Acting on the victim's detailed account, deputies were swift to identify and locate the suspect vehicle on I-64 eastbound, making a decisive stop at the intersection of Goose Creek Rd and Tinkling Springs Rd. The driver, identified as 42-year-old Michael Anthony Grigsby from Stuarts Draft, was immediately taken into custody. He faces charges of Felony Robbery and Felony Wearing a Mask in a Public Place.
The vehicle's passenger, 18-year-old Wesley Aaron Martin-Quick of Staunton, was not spared. He too was arrested and charged with Felony Robbery. Both individuals are currently detained without bond at MRRJ.
Today's events showcase the effectiveness of community vigilance combined with prompt law enforcement response. The Augusta County deputies' ability to neutralize a threat within mere moments of its occurrence speaks volumes of the responding deputies' commitment to public safety.
The suspects will likely face a judge tomorrow in the Augusta County General District Court, where the issue of bond will likely be raised again. Breaking Through News will keep you informed on news from this case!