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Alexandria Police Investigate One Attempted Bank Robbery and One Bank Robbery in Two Days

Alexandria Police are investigating an attempted bank robbery that occurred Friday, June 8 at the BB&T Bank located at 233 South Van Dorn Street and a bank robbery that occurred this morning at the BB&T Bank located at 300 South Washington Street.

At approximately 1:17 p.m. on Friday, June 8, two suspects entered the lobby of the BB&T at 233 South Van Dorn Street.  One of the suspects approached a teller and demanded cash.  The teller went to retrieve the cash.  However, both suspects fled the bank before receiving any cash.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, late teens to early 20’s, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with tan colored shorts.  The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20’s, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Both suspects were last seen running south through the parking lot of Van Dorn Plaza towards the rear of Safeway.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, a suspect entered the BB&T Bank located at 300 South Washington Street and approached a teller.  The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The teller relinquished an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled the bank.  Nobody was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 30’s to early 40’s, wearing a light blue button down shirt, blue jeans and a dark baseball cap. The suspect was last seen possibly entering a dark vehicle that was parked in the 700 block of Duke Street.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section of the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6711.  Detectives would like to remind residents that they can remain anonymous.

3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
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