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Fairfax identifies pair of suspects in series of bank heists

Fairfax County police on Wednesday released the names of a woman and a male accomplice suspected of robbing four financial institutions in recent days.

The suspects are identified as Shona Jones, 21, of Rapidan, Va., and Joshua Campbell, 26, of no fixed address.

Jones, left, and Campbell. (Fairfax Police)

Jones was taken into custody Tuesday after she emerged from an Apple Federal Credit Union on Centreville Road in Chantilly. Fairfax County police detectives were conducting surveillance on several financial institutions in the Chantilly area. Shortly before noon that day, they watched as Jones -- who fit the description of a black woman wanted in three previous bank robberies -- enter the credit union, according to a police press release.

When Jones left the credit union, detectives detained her for questioning. Police quickly determined that the credit union Jones had walked out of had just been robbed, allegedly by Jones.

As detectives were detaining Jones, a vehicle believed to be associated with Jones abruptly left the credit union parking lot and headed east on Route 50, police said. After a brief car chase, the driver -- Campbell -- stopped his vehicle and bailed out at Lees Corner Road and Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, police said. Campbell was arrested after a foot chase, police said.

Jones and Campbell have each been charged with four counts of armed robbery, Fairfax County police said. In addition to the robbery of the credit union, Jones and Campbell are suspected of robbing three other financial institutions since Feb. 26, police said.

-- Ruben Castaneda

By Ruben Castaneda  |  March 17, 2010; 12:47 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , Ruben Castaneda , Updates  | Tags: Fairfax County police, bank robbery  
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