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Thursday, February 12, 2009

This Week in Crime: Another Week, Another Bank Robbery

We'd been hearing rumors that the Wachovia in Hunters Woods Village Center got robbed again yesterday afternoon, and it turns out they were correct:

An employee of the Wachovia Bank, located at 2374 Hunters Square Court, was robbed on Tuesday [ed. note: actually, it was Wednesday], February 11 around noon. The victim, a 25-year-old Herndon woman, was working when a man walked into the bank, displayed a handgun and jumped the counter. The suspect demanded money, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. No one was injured.

He was described as black, about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 to 200 pounds. He wore jeans, a gray hoodie, and a black ski mask.
Sounds like the same athletic, desk-jumping guy who's been hitting banks in Reston and Franklin Farms since around Thanksgiving. His timing seems to have been around holidays, but this time maybe he was happy about the latest round of bailout money for banks and decided to cut out the middleman. Anyway, we'd heard that Hunters Woods Elementary was put on lockdown while the police unsuccessfully searched for the suspect, but who knows if that's actually true, the end.

1 comment:

  1. Hunters Woods ES was locked down. Don't know about any other details. They didn't tell the kids (or the parents) why. By 9 this a.m. my son had learned it from a classmate!


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