Man robs Fairfax bank, goes home, gets arrested
A search warrant filed in Fairfax County Tuesday tells the story about a bank robbery Friday afternoon that was followed by a three-hour police standoff in the Vienna area that ended peacefully in an arrest.
The robbery occurred shortly after 3 p.m. at the BB&T Bank branch at 8416 Arlington Boulevard in the Merrifield area. A man walked in, handed over a note demanding money, was given some cash by a teller, and then fled.
And then, police allege, he went home.
Bank employees happened to dart out of the bank and watch the robber escape in a silver Mercedes, and they jotted down the license plate, according to an affidavit written by Detective Stephen M. Needels. Officers ran the plate through the computer, came up with an address in the 8600 block of Hilltop Road, and sent a car over.
And there, backed into the garage, was the silver Mercedes with the license plate in question. While police waited outside, the garage door closed, Needels wrote.
Then, a woman who said she lived in the house approached police and told them that she had just spoken to her boyfriend on the phone. He allegedly told her "he had just robbed the BB&T Bank on Route 50 and was going to jail for life," Needels wrote.
The man did not come out of the house, so tactical officers and negotiators were called in, Hilltop Road was closed, and a barricade situation was declared for the next three hours.
At about 6:30 p.m., a man emerged and was arrested. Brooks W. Goode, 47, of the Hilltop Road address, was charged with robbery. Needels' search warrant return indicates he found "U.S. currency" in the house.
-- Tom Jackman
February 16, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
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