Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Task Force and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force are seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to identify and locate a bank robbery suspect believed to be responsible for several offenses. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
On Thursday, March 25, 2010 at approximately 2:10 pm, a male suspect entered the Chevy Chase bank in the 1200 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>F Street NW, passed the teller a note demanding money, implied that he had a weapon and obtained currency. In the commission of this robbery, the suspect was reportedly wearing a tan and white sweater, tan pants and carrying a laptop style shoulder bag.
The same suspect is believed to have robbed the PNC Bank located in the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on March 12, 2010; the Chevy Chase Bank located in the 600 block of F Street NW on March 8, 2010; the Chevy Chase Bank in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW on January 6, 2010; and the Chevy Chase Bank in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on November 23, 2009. In each of the incidents, the suspect handed the teller a note demanding money, implied that he had a weapon and obtained currency.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10” to 6’0” tall, weighing between 150 to 160 pounds, who is believed to be in his late 40s to 50s, with a dark complexion, gray facial hair, wearing glasses, often wearing a black skull cap, dark colored hooded coat or a black leather jacket and carrying a black bag across his shoulder.
Anyone with information about these cases should take no direct action, but call police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E] – 1-888-919-2746. The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this bank robbery.
Additionally, anonymous information may 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.