A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with a robbery at Wells Fargo Bank in Reston Town Center on Monday (Dec. 9).
Police believe Lawrence Purvis announced that he was robbing the bank at around 9:18 a.m. by passing a note to a teller.
Purvis escaped from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, but was later arrested near the scene, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
A spokesperson for FCPD declined to release details about the incident until the department’s daily roundup was published this afternoon.
Photo via FCPD
Updated at 3:30 p.m. on March 13 — Police said a man entered the bank at 1:14 p.m., implied he had a gun and demanded money. He was given cash before leaving the bank on foot, according to the police report. Police also added a height range to the description of the suspect, saying that the man was “5’6″-5’7″ tall.”
Earlier: Just weeks after a robbery in late February, police are back at the BB&T Bank at 2513 Fox Mill Road in Reston investigating another robbery.
Police officers were on the scene at 2 p.m. today (March 12), the Fairfax County Police Department tweeted.
FCPD described the suspect as a “Middle Eastern man wearing black hat and black clothing,” adding that he left in a vehicle that was possibly a silver SUV or minivan.
People are advised to avoid the area.
The same bank was robbed on Feb. 21, according to police. Police are asking the public to help identify the suspect in that robbery, who was described as “light-skinned, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8″ tall, thin build, wearing a dark gray shirt, light-colored jacket and a gray cap,” according to a police report.
Update: Suspect described as Middle Eastern man wearing black hat and black clothing. Possible vehicle description is a silver SUV or mini van. https://t.co/VeBfgOXmmf
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) March 12, 2019
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The Fairfax County Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a man suspected of robbing the BB&T Bank on Fox Mill Road yesterday.
The police department released a photo of the suspect today (Feb. 22).
Just before 2:30 p.m. yesterday (Feb. 21), a man entered the bank (2513 Fox Mill Road), implied he had a gun and demanded money, according to the police report. He was given cash and then fled on foot.
“The suspect is described as light-skinned, 20 to 30 years old, 5’8″ tall, thin build, wearing a dark gray shirt, light colored jacket and a gray cap,” according to the report.
Police arrived on scene and searched the area, according to the report. No one was injured.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the police department at 703-246-7800.
Photo via FCPD
Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened at the BB&T Bank at 2513 Fox Mill Road in Reston.
Police are “searching for a man initially described as white, 20-30 years old, thin, 5’9″, gray cap, light colored jacket and dark colored shirt,” according to a tweet from the Fairfax County Police Department at 2:58 p.m. today (Feb. 21).
Police want locals to “please be aware of first responders” in the area.
We are investigating a bank robbery at BB&T Bank, 2513 Fox Mill Road in Reston. Officers searching for a man initially described as white, 20-30 years old, thin, 5'9", gray cap, light colored jacket and dark colored shirt. Please be aware of first responders. pic.twitter.com/i8lTjd2jzk
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) February 21, 2019
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Police continue to investigate a shoplifting incident at Target earlier this month that resulted in a multi-car police pursuit. Officers responded to Target on Sept. 17 at around 8 p.m. after an employee noticed a man was stealing merchandise. Police cars pursued the car, but the man was not found.
In a separate incident, police are investigating a home burglary on the 2200 block of Castle Rock Square. Sometime between Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, someone broke into the apartment and took electronic equipment, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
The Herndon Police Department also continues to search for a man who they believe robbed M&T Bank in Herndon on Sept. 14. Police issued photos from a security camera but have not found the suspect yet.
FCPD also reported the following incidents in recent days:
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from location
12900 block of Highland Crossing Drive, medication from residence
1900 block of Reston Metro Plaza, wallet from location
1800 block of Cameron Glen Drive, cell phone from vehicle
11900 block of Democracy Drive, cell phone from business
11800 block of Spectrum Center, merchandise from business
5900 block of Kingstowne Towne Center, luggage from business
12100 block of Sunset Hills Road, liquor from business
On Sept. 16 just before 7 a.m., Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded found a disabled car parked in the middle of the road on Waxpool Road in Ashburn. The driver and passenger were found attempting to get into another vehicle.
Maria Alevromagiros, 34, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, possession of narcotics and driving on a suspended driver’s license, according to LCSO.
The Herndon Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify an armed man suspected of robbing M&T Bank at 1025 Herndon Parkway earlier this month. Photos of the incident were released by the department today (Sept. 20).
On Friday, Sept. 14 at around 5:05 p.m., the suspect entered the bank, presented a handgun, and handed the teller a note demanding cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.
The man fled on foot, eastbound down Herndon Parkway. Anyone with information about the incident should call the police department at 703-435-6846.
Photos via Herndon Police Department
The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that happened at BB&T Bank on 2130 Centreville Road in Herndon.
Officers are searching for the suspect, who was initially described as a 5’9″ black male, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing jeans, a black baseball hat and jacket.
No further information about the incident was immediately available. This story will be updated.
Original Story: Fairfax County Police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery at Reston Town Center Wednesday.
FCPD spokesman Don Gotthardt said a man entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 11911 Freedom Dr. at 9:09 a.m. and demanded money.
“The man implied he had a gun,” said Gotthardt. “He left with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no injuries.”
As of 9:50 a.m., police had set up a perimeter in the streets around town center and were looking for the suspect by air, ground and with K9 units, said Gotthardt.
The suspect was described by witnesses at the bank as a Hispanic male, about 5-foot-7, in his 20s with a goatee. He was wearing a black skullcap and black clothing, witnesses said.
On Saturday, Dec. 12, shortly before 6 a.m., a man forced his way into the bank through a window. The suspect walked through the building, rummaged through several drawers and left without taking anything.
The suspect was described as black, wearing a dark-colored jacket, a red shirt, and a knit cap.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.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 at 703-691-2131.
That same bank was also the site of an armed robbery in October. In that incident, a man matching a different description handed a note to a teller and left with cash. The suspect fled on foot. No arrest has been made in the October robbery.
Photos courtesy of Fairfax County Police
Police said a man entered the bank, produced a handgun and demanded money from several tellers. An undisclosed amount of money was handed over to the suspect and he fled on foot. There were no injuries reported.
This was the second bank robbery in Reston in the last few weeks. On Oct. 10, also a Saturday about 10 a.m., a man robbed the Sona Bank at 11527 Sunrise Valley Dr.
The suspect was described as black, approximately 5-feet-5-inches tall, thin to medium build, thin eyebrows and a “lazy eye.” He had something covering his mouth and part of his head. He was wearing a green or gray hooded jacket, a dark shirt underneath and dark pants.
Anyone with information about this is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.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.
Security camera photo from United Bank Saturday/Credit: FCPD
Fairfax County Police have arrested a 21-year-old Herndon man in connection with an armed bank robbery in Reston earlier this week.
Nathanael Blackmon of Herndon was charged with bank robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Blackmon is suspected of entering the BB&T Bank in the 2500 block of Fox Mill Road on Wednesday afternoon, displaying a gun and demanding cash.
Authorities arrested Blackmon Thursday afternoon. He is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
(Updated 1:15 p.m. Thursday to correct date and add details)
Fairfax County Police are looking for a suspect in an armed bank robbery that occurred Wednesday afternoon at the BB&T Bank at 2513 Fox Mill Rd.
Police responded to the bank about 4:33 p.m.
Witnesses said a man walked into bank, said it was a robbery, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with cash, police said.
There were no injuries.
Witnesses describe the suspect as a light-skinned black or Hispanic man, about 5-foot-5 inches tall and 185 lbs. He was wearing a dark-colored jumpsuit and black bandanna on his head, witnesses told police.
Jason Sharpe, 30, of Blueberry Lane in Fairfax has been charged in relation to crimes that took place on Dec. 10 and 15, police said.
Sharpe was arrested around noon on Wednesday, Dec. 31 while leaving a friend’s home in the Reston area.
In addition to the bank robbery warrants, he was also charged with probation violation, and forgery and identity theft, stemming from warrants in Fredericksburg, Va. in October 2014, police said.
Detectives are continuing to investigate; Sharpe is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Sharpe was identified after a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshal’s Service, and the FCPD Robbery Section.
The Dec. 15 robbery took place at the Sun Trust Branch inside the Safeway at Hunters Woods Village Center.
There were two other recent bank robberies in Reston — Nov. 26 at Presidential Bank on Reston Parkway and Dec. 29 at the PNC Branch inside the North Point Giant. Police have not charged Sharpe in those robberies.
There were a total of eight bank robberies in December 2014, Fairfax County Police said. There were 20 in all of 2014 and one so far in the county in 2015.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released photos of the suspect in the robbery at PNC bank inside the North Point Village Center Giant store earlier this week.
A man robbed the branch about 5 p.m. Monday. He told the teller he had a weapon and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, Fairfax County Police said.
The suspect is a black male, about 5-foot-7 and 170 lbs., said the FBI. He was wearing a red Nike hooded sweatshirt.
The description of the suspect is very similar to the suspect in the robbery of the Sun Trust branch inside the Safeway at Hunters Woods Village Center on Dec. 15.
There were also two other Reston bank robberies in recent weeks, Nov. 26 at Presidential Bank near the Home Depot and Dec. 10 at the Wells Fargo at Reston Town Center.
FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect.
Anyone with information can call the FBI at 202-278-2000 or Fairfax County Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477.
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.
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 atwww.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org 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