Three D.C. men were arrested yesterday in Southeast Washington and charged with robbing a Fairfax County bank after police chased them into the District and fired a shot at the suspects before they surrendered, authorities said. No one was hit by the shot, police said.
The chase began shortly after a branch of the Dominion National Bank at 2928 Annandale Rd. was held up at 10:50 a.m, according to the FBI.
An Arlington County police officer alerted to the robbery spotted the suspects' car and followed it into the District, where he was joined by D.C. police, the FBI said.
According to D.C. police Capt. Philip O'Donnell, when the three suspects got out of the car in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE, one pointed a weapon toward pursuing officers. O'Donnell said a policeman fired one shot and missed as the suspects fled into an apartment at 2508 Pomeroy Rd. SE.
The suspects surrendered to police without incident inside the apartment, O'Donnell said.
He said police later searched the apartment and recovered an unspecified amount of money and weapons.
Charged with armed bank robbery were Tracy Stewart, 20, and Charles Edward Shelton, 37, both of 2508 Pomeroy Rd. SE, and Andre Renard Johnson, 22, of 1234 V St. SE, police said.