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Posted at 6:50 PM ET, 02/12/2010

Fairfax police arrest bank robber after surrounding house

By Washington Post editors

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 Washington Post editors  | February 12, 2010; 6:50 PM ET
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GPS says it takes 3 minutes to go the 1.3 miles from the bank to the 8600 block of Hilltop Rd. But that doesn't explain how the cop knew to go there.

Posted by: blasmaic | February 13, 2010 3:39 AM | Report abuse

moron criminals. you can't steal cash without being tracked right away. i hope all the thieves and robbers rot painfully.

Posted by: FiatBooks | February 13, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Does the term getaway car mean anything to you, I know you were outta gas. IDIOT

Posted by: FrankMonzon | February 14, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Glad they caught him. Amazing that Ton Jackman was able to actually not slam the police department in the report for a change.

Posted by: aabdo | February 15, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

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