Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police District believe two attempted bank robberies and one successful bank robbery that occurred between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. yesterday (Saturday, October 29) were likely committed by the same suspects.
At around 11 a.m., a woman entered the Sun Trust Bank at 5922 Richmond Highway, and attempted to rob the teller. The teller questioned the suspect, who then left. No one was injured.
Moments later, a man and woman entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 6300 Richmond Highway, implied they had a weapon and demanded money. For unknown reasons, they left the bank without any money.
Then, around 12:22 p.m., a man entered the BB&T bank at 6618 Richmond Highway, implied he had a weapon and demanded money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled.
The male suspect is described as black, in his 20s and about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with a thin build and a medium complexion. In the first robbery, he was wearing a red beanie hat and a dark-colored sweater.
The female suspect was described as black, in her 20s and about 5 feet tall, with a thin to medium build. She had long, red hair and was wearing light-colored clothing.
Police do not have surveillance video or photographs at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail, by texting â€œTIP187â€ plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.