Three Bank Robbery Incidents Possibly Linked

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.

Attempted robberies

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 “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.