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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This Week in Crime: Paper or Plastic?

It's been a couple of weeks since the last Reston bank robbery, but we've learned a new fun detail about the January holdup at the South Lakes Village Center BB&T.

A man who robbed a Reston BB&T bank at gunpoint recently wasn’t prepared to carry off the cash he obtained from tellers’ drawers and had to ask the teller for a bag.

The man entered the BB&T at 11100 South Lakes Drive, shortly before 6 p.m. on Jan. 12, went straight to the teller counter and vaulted it, the FBI said.

He pulled out a black semiautomatic handgun and told a 52-year-old Ashburn woman working as a teller to open the drawers.

The thief started stuffing cash from two tellers’ drawers in his pockets, but then, when his pockets couldn’t carry any more, he asked for a bag, the FBI said. The teller handed him a white plastic bag, the robber finished taking the money and then left the bank on foot.
Good thing the robber wasn't a fan of Trader Joes, or he'd still be there, demanding a biodegradable paper sack made from free-range trees. And probably some soy-based snacks for the road.


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