A series of bank robberies in Northern Virginia last week may be connected, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said. In each case, a woman approached a teller, displayed a note and demanded money.
About 5:30 p.m. Friday, a woman obtained money this way from a teller at a Chevy Chase Bank in the Annandale area, then ran off, the Sheriff's Office said.
A similar robbery occurred at a bank in Prince William County on Friday.
On Sunday, a woman walked into the Giant Food market in the Town Center Plaza in Sterling shortly before 12:15 p.m. and approached the teller of the Chevy Chase Bank branch in the store. The woman displayed a note and implied she had a weapon, the Sheriff's Office said.
Authorities said the woman drove off with an undisclosed amount of cash, possibly in a dark Volkswagen two-door hatchback. Witnesses said she was wearing a black shirt and a light bucket-style hat.
The suspect in all three cases was described as a white woman in her early twenties. In the Fairfax robbery, she was wearing a black polo shirt, bluejeans and a black-rimmed hat.
Anyone in Fairfax or Prince William counties with information about the robberies is asked to call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477) or the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
In Loudoun, call Investigator J. Russ of the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. Information leading to an arrest and indictment is eligible for a cash reward of as much as $1,000.
-- LESLIE SHEPHERD