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Man wearing a Mitt Romney mask robs Wells Fargo bank in Sterling, Va.

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A Wells Fargo bank in Sterling was robbed Dec. 13 by a person sporting a Florida State sweatshirt — and what appeared to be a Mitt Romney mask.


The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office released this image of a suspect in the Dec. 13, 2012, robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Sterling, Va. (Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)

He “brandished a firearm and demanded cash,” according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The man left the bank after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured in the incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

The same bank (then a branch of Wachovia) was robbed in December 2010 — by a man wearing a Hillary Rodham Clinton mask

That suspect was never apprehended, said Liz Mills, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman. She said that it is too early in the investigation to determine whether the two cases might be related.

Emily Langer is a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk. She has written about national and world leaders, celebrated figures in science and the arts, and heroes from all walks of life.

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