Franconia District Station – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are investigating a bank robbery at the Burke & Herbert Bank, located at 5519 Franconia Road. Just after 9 this morning, a man entered the bank and brandished a black semi-automatic handgun at the teller as he demanded money. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the bank and running down Franconia Road. No one was injured. Our officers arrived on scene within minutes of the call and searched the area along with assistance from Alexandria City Police. The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, wearing an orange construction helmet, baseball cap with a dark colored bill, dark colored hoodie under a grey/olive green jacket, an off-white colored dust mask, black sunglasses, grey sweat pants, and brown/tan hiking boots with black soles.
If you recognize the suspect, or if you have any information about this crime, please contact our Major Crimes Bureau at (703) 246-7800. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS. They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.
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