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Elderly woman injured in Arlington Wells Fargo bank robbery, police say


Security camera images show two men who robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch on North Glebe Road in Arlington on Monday. (Arlington County Police Department)

An elderly woman was injured during an armed bank robbery in Arlington on Monday morning.

The robbery occurred about 11:20 a.m. at a Wells Fargo bank in the 2200 block of N. Glebe Road, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. Two men entered the bank, he said, their faces concealed by their clothing, and demanded that everyone get on the ground while they took money from the cash registers. One carried a handgun.

During the robbery, according to Sternbeck, the woman was thrown or pushed to the ground. She has been taken to Virginia Hospital Center for treatment.

About 14 people were in the bank at the time, a mix of customers and employees, Sternbeck said. The police are reviewing surveillance footage and hope to have photos to disseminate to the public soon. It is not know whether the robbers fled by car or on foot.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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