Police Seek Help In Pair of Bank Robberies

From today's Metro section:

Fairfax County police believe the same man robbed two BB&T bank branches last month, and yesterday they released a photo of the man wielding a handgun in one of the holdups.

The first robbery happened May 9 at the BB&T branch at 7000 Bland St. in Springfield. The armed man demanded money from one teller, was given cash and fled, police said. A similar holdup occurred May 11 at the branch at 7393-A Lee Highway in the Falls Church area, though the gunman received cash from two tellers in that incident. No shots were fired and no one was hurt in either robbery.

Suspect.jpg Police said this man robbed BB&T branches in Springfield and the Falls Church area. (Fairfax County Police Department)

Police described the gunman as a white man in his twenties, between 5 feet 5 and 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds. In both robberies, he wore a New York Yankees hat, a gray hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses and carried a black tote bag or backpack. The photo released yesterday was taken by a surveillance camera. Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS.

-- Tom Jackman

By  |  June 1, 2006; 10:24 AM ET  | Category:  Crime
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