Bank robberies keep cops busy

logoFairfax County Police and the FBI are investigating two bank robberies, one at a BB&T Bank in Fairfax and one at the Bank of Georgetown in Tysons Corner.

The BB&T hold-up occurred late yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. A man entered the BB&T Bank located at 12220 Fairfax Towne Center in Fairfax. The man passed a note to a bank employee, demanding money and indicating that he had a gun. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and nobody was injured.

The suspect was described as black, in his mid-20s, approximately 6 feet tall, thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt pulled over a baseball hat and gloves.

Tysons robbery

The Tysons robbery occured about 3:15 yesterday (Wednesday) when two men entered the Bank of Georgetown located at 1850 Towers Crescent Plaza in McLean.

One of the men jumped over the counter and demanded money from a bank employee. Upon receiving the money the two subjects fled the bank on foot. There were no injuries.

Subject one was described as a black male wearing a black mask and carrying a black plastic bag. Subject two was described as a black male wearing a black mask and a dark colored jacket and carrying a handgun. One subject was described as wearing a hooded sweatshirt and the other was described as wearing a black baseball cap. Both subjects are described as being in their 40s.

The police helicopter and a K9 team responded to the area.

FBI offers reward

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of these bank robbers. The FBI and the Fairfax County Police Department are investigating the robberies and request that anyone with information call the FBI at 202-278-2000 or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

 

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