Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Task Force in conjunction with the FBI Bank Squad have announced the arrest of a suspect believed to be responsible for multiple bank robbery offenses.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
The Metropolitan Police Department received an anonymous tip linking a suspect to the crimes. At approximately 9:30 am on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, police arrested 46-year-old Tyrone Hines of Southeast, DC without incident. As a result of the investigation, he faces charges of bank robbery and attempted bank robbery.
On Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 9:50 am, a lone male suspect reportedly entered the Bank of America located at 401 M Street, SW, and attempted to rob the bank. That same day at 1:25 pm, the suspect entered the BB&T Bank located at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>1801 Adams Mill Road, NW and attempted to rob that bank as well. This same individual also is believed to be responsible for the February 26, 2010 robbery of the Citibank located at 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW.
“We are pleased that someone had the courage to come forward and give us information that enabled us to identify a suspect,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “This is just one example of the community working together with us. I also want to thank our partners in the media for publicizing the photographs and bringing attention to these crimes.”