FBI: ‘Beacon Hill Bandit’ Has Robbed Va. Bank 4 Times in 4 Years
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The FBI is looking for a man it believes robbed an Alexandria bank four times over the past four years.
Dubbed the “Beacon Hill Bandit,” the man has allegedly robbed the TD Bank at 6615 Richmond Highway in Alexandria — across the street from the Beacon Hill Shopping Center — four times between March 2010 and July 2013.
Officials say the man behaved similarly in all four robberies: He walked into the bank and appeared to be talking on a cellphone before approaching the teller and demanding money either verbally or through a note. He then passed a plastic bag to the teller to fill with money, and on three occasions he implied he had a gun. After receiving the money, the man left the bank on foot and fled toward the Chili’s restaurant on Richmond Highway.
The suspect, described as a black male in his 30s, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall with a muscular build, last robbed the bank July 29. In that robbery he wore a hat with an image that resembled a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character.
In two other robberies, he dressed as a construction worker and wore a hard hat and vest. He wore square-framed sunglasses during each robbery.
The FBI believes the man robbed the TD Bank on March 9, 2010; Oct. 24, 2012; and March 23 and July 29 of this year.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the suspect’s identification, arrest and conviction. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 202-278-2000.