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Fairfax police arrest bank robber after surrounding house

Update, 6:50 p.m.

At 6;30 p.m., the man was taken into custody, Officer Tawny Wright said. The man's name and age were not released pending the filing of charges.

Wright said the first officer arrived on Hilltop Road at 3;12 p.m., about 10 minutes after the robbery.

She said tactical officers entered the house where the man was hiding and arrested him without incident. She said there was no indication he was armed.

Wright said police plan to charge the man with robbery.

Original Post:
The Fairfax County police have surrounded a house in the Vienna area where they believe a man is hiding who allegedly robbed a bank Friday afternoon.

The robbery occurred shortly after 3 p.m. at the BB&T Bank branch at 8416 Arlington Boulevard in the Merrifield area. Fairfax police spokeswoman Mary Ann Jennings said a man walked up to a teller, handed over a note, was given some money and fled on foot.

Police believe they tracked the man to a house in the 8600 block of Hilltop Road, just outside the town of Vienna. Jennings said police do not believe the man is armed, and that negotiators are trying to talk him out of the house.

-- Tom Jackman

By Tom Jackman  |  February 12, 2010; 6:50 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax , Tom Jackman  
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