Police Looking for Suspect in Saturday Morning Bank Robbery

by Karen Goff October 13, 2015 at 11:40 am 10 Comments

Suspect in Reston bank robbery/Credit: FBI Suspect in Reston bank robbery/Credit: FBI Updated, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday with security camera photos of suspect.

Fairfax County Police are investigating a bank robbery that took place Saturday in Reston.

Officers were called to the Sona Bank at 11527 Sunrise Valley Dr. around 10 a.m.

Witnesses told police a man walked into the bank, handed a teller a note announcing a robbery and demanding money.

An undisclosed amount of cash was handed over and nobody was injured, police said. The suspect fled on foot.

The suspect was described as a white male, 25-30 years old, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 to 180 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt and sunglasses. The police helicopter and K9 team responded to the area.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visitingwww.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at703-691-2131 .

Photos courtesy of FBI.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Why wait until Tuesday to report a bank robbery which occurred on Saturday?

    Anyway, damn Tweakers. I hope they catch him soon.

    • Karen Goff

      Staff of one and we don’t publish on weekends. Also, I was away for the weekend and so were police (whose public info office had Columbus Day off as well).

      • Chuck Morningwood

        Well, you do an awesome job for such a limited staff and resources. I do appreciate your time and effort.

        • Karen Goff


  • TimQ123

    Hmmm… was it a bank robbery or a crash or both? Or is it simply a copy and paste job gone awry?

    • Karen Goff

      Thanks for pointing out the error. It’s been fixed.

      • TimQ123

        The article is missing an article, “…the robbery…” oops… ;-p

  • DMB

    I bet this was that same white kid in the Dave Matthews hoodie that has been committing all the other recent crime around Reston.

  • Troll the troll

    Where all trolls? Me lonely. This thread has crime, and … oh yeah no immigration. 🙁

  • susie

    Hey Karen,
    Your column was referenced in “The Housing Bubble Blog”. Just thought you might want to know.


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