Man, woman try three Fairfax bank robberies

Three bank robberies or attempts in Northern Virginia Saturday appeared to demonstrate how things might have worked if Bonnie and Clyde took turns.

One bank was held up in the Rt. 1 corridor in Fairfax County, and attempts were made to hold up two others, all within an hour and a half, county police said. Police said they belive that all three incidents likely involved the same couple.

The first attempt involved only a woman, they said. The second involved a man and a woman. The robbery involved a man, police said.

In the first incident, police said, a woman entered the Sun Trust Bank at 5922 Richmond Hwy. about 11 a.m. and attempted to rob the teller. The teller questioned her and the woman left, police said.. No one was injured.

In a second attempt, moments later, a man and woman entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 6300 Richmond Hwy., implied that one had a weapon and demanded money, police said. For reasons police said they did not know, the two left without getting money.

Then, around 12:22 p.m., police said, a man entered the BB&T bank at 6618 Richmond Hwy., implied that he had weapon and demanded money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled, police said.

Police said the man was described as black, in his 20s and about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin build and a medium complexion. At one point, police said, he was wearing a red beanie hat and a dark-colored sweater. Police said the woman 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 asked 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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