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Posted at 8:22 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Masked 'Hillary Clinton' robs Va. bank

By Elizabeth Flock
Elizabeth Flock

A gun-toting man in a Halloween-style mask robbed a Sterling bank on Dec. 27, authorities said.

It appeared that the man wore a Hillary Clinton mask, according to Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.   

untitled.bmpShortly after 9 a.m., the man walked into the Wachovia bank in Community Plaza, approached a teller, brandished a firearm, and demanded cash, according to Loudoun County sheriff’s office reports.

The robber, who authorities described as a black male around 6 feet tall, then fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was seen wearing a black jacket with a red shirt underneath.

No injuries were reported, says Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, which distributed a surveillance image from the robbery.

This robbery is not the first for the Wachovia bank in Sterling’s Community Plaza this year. On Nov. 20, authorities said the bank was robbed at gunpoint by Benjamin L. Sebastian, 32, of Inwood, W.Va.

Sebastian was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with six regional bank robberies, including the Sterling Wachovia bank and an Oct. 6 armed robbery of the Bank of America in Sterling’s Regal Plaza.

He remains in police custody.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Investigator K. Poland of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475.

By Elizabeth Flock  | December 29, 2010; 8:22 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Elizabeth Flock  
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Comments

Sounds like someone was watching "The Town." Maybe it's the same person who robbed the armored car in MD.

Posted by: zenetanar | December 29, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like someone was watching "The Town." Maybe it's the same person who robbed the armored car in MD.

Posted by: zenetanar | December 29, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

No way--it's the surfers. Check the bank for board wax and sunscreen residue.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | December 29, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

I say again, they are just not paying Govt workers enough.

Posted by: peauxsucent888 | December 29, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

I say again, they are just not paying Govt workers enough.

Posted by: peauxsucent888 | December 29, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I'm with the Godfather of Goals, the surfers need money for the winter. To ride the ultimate ride, dont forget to vote...

Posted by: Frank60 | December 29, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

The robber'd have more cred if he/she'd worn a Neil Bush mask.

Posted by: clitteigh | December 29, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

That mask is interpreted as Hillary Clinton?

Did not realize she needed so much dental work...

Posted by: b1978367 | December 29, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

So in the remake, it's surfers wearing Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalind Carter masks? Got it.

Posted by: gbooksdc | December 29, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Probably the Treasury Department trying to get some of its bailout money back.

Posted by: jnt05334485verizonnet | December 30, 2010 3:23 AM | Report abuse

Are the police sure that it was not actually Hillary Clinton?

Posted by: ridge_road_marco | December 30, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

He is a uneducated fatherless thug on welfare who's ethnic community and family should be held responsible for.

Posted by: ged0386 | December 30, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

He is a uneducated fatherless thug on welfare who's ethnic community and family should be held responsible for.

Posted by: ged0386 | December 30, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

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Why should the black community be held responsible???? Are you responsible for every white person that commits a crime????

Posted by: redskinsgirl | December 30, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

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