Robber strikes near FBI headquarters

The FBI didn’t have far to go to investigate a reported bank robbery Friday morning in the District: It occurred two blocks from the agency’s headquarters and only a few blocks from the FBI field office that is handling the case.

Someone robbed the Capital One Bank at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, according to the FBI, which is working with District police and with Metro Transit Police to track reports that the robber may have headed toward a Metro stop, said FBI spokesman Andrew Ames.

The Archives Metro station is nearby.

Ames said he did not have information about whether the robber displayed a weapon or a note and did not have a detailed description.

The J. Edgar Hoover FBI headquarters is at 935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The Washington field office is at 601 Fourth St. NW.

— Mary Pat Flaherty

Serial groper may have struck again

A woman was groped while shopping at an Alexandria store Thursday, an assault that police believe is related to a series of similar incidents during the past seven months.

Police said a 31-year-old woman was inside the HomeGoods store in Kingstowne Center around 3 p.m. when a man grabbed her from behind. The man immediately fled, despite attempts by people nearby to stop him, police said.

Police said the groping may be linked to nearly two dozen similar incidents in Fairfax County’s Springfield area.

Thursday’s groping differs from the previous assaults because it took place indoors, inside of a business, with other people nearby.

— Maggie Fazeli Fard

Woman abducted, raped in Manassas

A Herndon woman visiting an acquaintance in Prince William County was abducted and raped late Thursday, and police are looking for her attacker, according to a Prince William police department news release.

A 31-year-old woman was walking in the area of Maplewood Drive and Peakwood Court in Manassas when a man approached her, displayed a handgun and forced her into the woods in a secluded area behind a townhome on nearby Vermont Place, police say. He then raped her, police say.

Police are looking for a black, 5-foot-9 man of medium build, last seen wearing a black puffy winter jacket, dark gray jeans and a black-and-white bandanna.

— Jeremy Borden