Man arrested in Collinsville related to Eden bank robbery

Man arrested in Collinsville related to Eden bank robbery
Bobby Lee Dobbins / HCSO

On Friday, May 31, 2024, The Eden Police Department Investigations Division began conducting a high-priority armed robbery at Truist Bank located at 680 S Van Buren RD, Eden, NC. Officers arrived on the scene and learned a suspect had entered the Bank and brandished a handgun at the clerk, demanding money. The male fled in an unknown direction following the robbery with an undisclosed amount of money. The tellers were shaken but uninjured.

On June 3, 2024, Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Patrick County Sheriff’s Office began assisting the Eden Police Department in reference to this robbery. Through the course of the investigation a suspect was developed. A short time later the suspect was identified as Bobby Dobbins, 53 years of age.

As a result of this investigation, Bobby Dobbins was located and arrested in Collinsville, VA. Deputies with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office issued a Fugitive of Justice warrant based of the charge of Felony Robbery from Eden, North Carolina.

Bobby Dobbins is currently held in the Henry County Adult Detention Center with no bond.

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-Crime (632-7463).