Webb v. Commonwealth

In Webb v. Commonwealth, 214 Va. 377, 200 S.E.2d 518 (1973), the defendant was driving the get-away car when stopped shortly after a robbery. The defendant claimed he joined the perpetrators after the robbery but before being stopped, and he maintained he was not with them during the robbery. No evidence placed him at the scene of the robbery. The Supreme Court held his presence with the robbers as the driver of a vehicle seen at the robbery was suspicious, but the circumstances did not eliminate the defendant's claim he was not at the scene and not the get-away driver.