Helicopter-assisted search results in arrest of suspect in Great Falls bank robbery

A helicopter-assisted search resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of robbing a bank in Great Falls.

Shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday (Sunday), the suspect reportedly entered the Wells Fargo bank at 750 Walker Road, displayed a firearm and took cash. He left in a car before police officers arrived on the scene, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

When canvassing the area, officers saw a gray Acura speed through a red light near I-495. Fairfax One was able to locate the car as the suspect fled to Maryland.

“Fairfax One directed Montgomery County police officers to the suspect’s location, where they were able to safely take him into custody,” the FCPD said.

A 61-year-old man from Maryland was arrested. The FCPD says evidence of the robbery was found in the car. He was taken to a jail in Montgomery County and held pending extradition to Fairfax County on a bank robbery charge.

FCPD is seeking more information about the case. Here’s more from FCPD on how to get in touch:

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may have information about this case. Those with information are asked to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 5. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers.” Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.

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