May 20, 2011
Crime Solvers Seeks Suspect in Four Bank Robberies
Fairfax County Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the man responsible for robbing four banks: two in the Reston area and two in the McLean area.
The first bank robbery occurred on Wednesday, April 11. Shortly before 9:30 a.m. a man entered the Congressional Bank, located at 1800 Michael Faraday Drive. He approached a 43-year-old teller and displayed a handgun. He demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled the bank and was last seen running toward Wiehle Avenue. The victim did not require medical attention.
Photos of the suspect are also available at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/news-releases/2011/041111congressionalbankrobbery.htm
The second bank robbery occurred on Friday, May 6 around 11 a.m. A man entered the Wachovia Bank at 1311 Dolley Madison Boulevard, displayed a gun and demanded money. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victim did not require medical treatment.
Photos from that robbery are also available at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/news-releases/2011/050611bankrobmclean.htm .
The third bank robbery occurred on Friday, May 13. Around 10:44 a.m. a man entered the Cardinal Bank, located at 11150 Sunset Hills Road, and jumped the teller counter. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money. He struck the employee, a 54-year-old man, in the upper body, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled. The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries. Video from this bank robbery is now available to view on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8gMPJl6zmM
The most recent robbery occurred Thursday, May 19. At 10 a.m. a man entered the United Bank at 2071 Chain Bridge Road. He brandished a handgun and demanded money from the teller, a 56-year-old woman. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
There were no injuries.
Photos from this robbery are also available online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/news-releases/2011/051911viennabankrob.htm
In each robbery the suspect was described as black, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 250 pounds. His face was covered. He was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, blue jeans and black gloves in the first robbery and black clothing in the second. Detectives believe the same suspect is responsible for all four bank robberies.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637). A $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to an arrest. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court.