The Metropolitan Police Department in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a bank robbery suspect. As a part of this ongoing investigation, detectives are looking at the possibility that the suspect in question may be responsible for the robbery of the Bank of America which occurred on November 21, 2009 and the robbery of the PNC Bank which occurred on November 14, 2009. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
In the most recent case at approximately 11:45 am on Saturday, November 21, 2009, a lone male suspect entered the Bank of America located in the 3500 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Georgia Avenue, NW. Once inside, the subject reportedly produced a note demanding money, but ultimately fled the scene without obtaining anything.
In the second case, at approximately 1:20 pm on Saturday, November 14, 2009, a lone male suspect entered the PNC Bank located in the 3300 block of 14th Street, NW. Once inside, the suspect produced a note demanding money and subsequently fled the scene after obtaining an unspecified amount of money.
There were no reported physical injuries in either of these cases. The suspect in both of these cases has been described as an adult male, between 25 and 30 years old, with a light complexion and at this time, of an unknown race. He is further described as being between 5’11” and 6’1” tall and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. In one of these cases, the suspect was reportedly wearing clothing described as a red sport or “running “ type jacket with black thin stripes along the front, a black skull cap and light colored jeans. In another case, the suspect was wearing clothing described as a black jacket with a distinctive white, red and yellow abstract design on the front of it.
The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these robberies.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E] (2746). Anonymous information may also be forwarded to DC Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by a caller to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.