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Tipster leads police to suspected D.C. bank robber

An anonymous tip led D.C. police to a 46-year-old Southeast Washington man suspected of robbing one bank and trying to rob two others, authorities said.

Tyrone Hines was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with bank robbery and attempted bank robbery, police said.

Police said Hines is charged in the Feb. 26 robbery of the Citibank at 1000 Vermont Ave. NW.

He also is a suspect in two attempted robberies March 4 -- at the Bank of America at 401 M Street SW and the BB&T Bank at 1801 Adams Mill Road NW, according to police.

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier praised the tipster. "We are pleased that someone had the courage to come forward and give us information that enabled us to identify a suspect,” she said. “This is just one example of the community working together with us."

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  March 11, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
Categories:  Maria Glod , The District  
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Hope my bank fees decrease now that we got the theif off our streets.

Posted by: foxxmacpryor | March 11, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

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