Reston, VA

Fairfax County Police have released a description of the suspect in a Monday afternoon bank robbery at the PNC Bank inside the Giant at North Point Village Center.

Police said the suspect is black, around 5 feet 11 inches tall, 170 pounds and unshaven. He wore a red Nike hoodie and the hood was on his head during the crime.

That is very similar to the suspect in a Dec. 15 robbery at the Sun Trust branch inside the Safeway at Hunters Woods Village Center.

In that incident, the suspect was described as a black man, in his mid-20s, wearing a red jacket with black stripes.

Both robberies occurred at 5 p.m. on a weekday at crowded Reston supermarkets. In both incidents, the suspect told the teller he had a weapon and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The PNC robbery was the fourth bank robbery in Reston in the last several weeks.

In addition to the grocery store branches, robberies took place Dec. 10 at the Wells Fargo Branch at Reston Town Center and Nov. 26 at the Presidential Bank at 1675 Reston Parkway.

Detectives and agents are investigating whether or not any of these bank robberies, including last night’s in Reston, are linked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.

Monday’s robbery was the seventh bank robbery in Fairfax County in December 2014; and the 19th so far in all of 2014. There were a total of 19 in 2013, 8 in 2012, 27 in 2011 and 20 in 2010, police said.

Photo: Security camera picture from Dec. 15 robbery in Reston/Courtesy of FCPD


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