A gray-haired man who carries a cane allegedly robbed two banks in downtown Washington before being arrested Friday morning as he tried to make his escape aboard a Metro train, according to the D.C. police and the FBI.
Scott Lee Feuer, 57, of Southeast, is being held by District police, who have charged him in one robbery. He could be charged by federal authorities in connection with a second bank robbery next week, an FBI spokeswoman said Saturday.
The latest holdup occurred Friday about 10 a.m. when police said a man walked into a SunTrust bank branch in the 1300 block of Connecticut Avenue near Dupont Circle and handed a teller a note announcing a robbery.
He was spotted a few minutes later on a Red Line train bound for Silver Spring, according to Metro Transit Police. They ordered the train held at the Dupont Circle station and arrested the suspect.
Metro police on Friday erroneously said the robbery occurred at a Wells Fargo Bank on K Street.
Jacqueline Maguire, a spokeswoman for the Washington FBI field office, said that Feuer also is suspected of holding up another SunTrust bank branch on Wednesday, this one in the 900 block of 17th Street NW, near the Farragut West Metro station, and five blocks south of the bank hit on Friday. It’s also three blocks from the White House.
In that holdup, D.C. police released a picture of the suspect wearing an oversized gold-colored coat, a red baseball cap and purple latex gloves. In the photo, he had a white beard, glasses and was holding a cane in his right hand.