FBI Seeking Information on 'Beacon Hill Bandit'

The subject may be responsible for robbing TD Bank on Richmond Highway four times between March 2010 and July 2013.

The FBI is currently looking for information on a subject who may be responsible for robbing TD Bank located at 6615 Richmond Hwy., across from Beacon Hill Shopping Center four times from March 2010 to July 2013, according to a recent news release.

The suspect has been dubbed the Beacon Hill Bandit and the FBI's Washington field office is offering up to $5,000 as a reward for any information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect.

During all four incidents, the suspect entered the bank and appeared to be preoccupied on his cell phone, according to the release. The suspect would then approach a teller and demand money or pass a note and garbage bag to the teller demanding money. On three occasions, the suspect indicated that he had a weapon.

According to officials, the suspect fled on foot in the direction of Chili's restaurant after receiving the money.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his thirties, between 5’9” to 6’0” with a muscular build. During all four incidents, he wore sunglasses with square frames. On two occasions, he wore a hard hat and dressed as a construction worker. During the incident in July 2013, the suspect wore a hate with an image that resembled a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character.

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department are investigating these bank robberies and request that anyone with information call the FBI at (202) 278-2000. To see a listing of all bank robbers wanted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, visit https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/.

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Anderson QIII August 22, 2013 at 03:33 PM
lo,, Give him credit for stealing the same bank 4 times lol
T Ailshire August 23, 2013 at 10:25 AM
No surveillance cameras at this bank? An image would certainly help if you're asking for the public's assistance.
Wildermann August 23, 2013 at 03:01 PM
The bank is in my neighborhood and I use it a few times a month. It surprises me that the tellers at the main counter aren't behind what I thought was a fairly common glass enclosure seen in other banks in the D.C. area for protection of the bank employees. Bank of America in the Beacon Hill shopping center is close by and also has no glass enclosure but they do have an armed guard on duty during banking hours. The office section in many banks are also separated by locking glass enclosures leaving only the public in the lobby area. This bank does have surveillance cameras and I agree if images were captured then they should be shared. It was a Commerce bank before it became TD Bank and was robbed at least once and I remember pictures being posted for that robbery. Never yet heard if any arrests for any robberies at this location have occurred. Yesterday there was a PATCH story about police arresting 23 men for soliciting prostitutes in Fairfax County. Personally, I'd rather see a greater focus on solving crimes like bank robbery instead of operations set up to lure people into committing a victim less crime.
oldtowner August 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM
hmmm.....I notice this bank is in the Beacon Hill area, but it has an Alexandria mailing address.....so why are the Fairfax County Police working with the FBI (per this article) and not the Alexandria Police? Is this bank in Alexandria or is it in Fairfax County?
Wildermann August 24, 2013 at 05:49 PM
It is in Fairfax County. Once you cross over Hunting Creek heading south you leave the city of Alexandria and enter Fairfax County. It has long been referred to as the Alexandria section of Fairfax County but I can't tell you exactly why. There is also New Alexandria just south of the Belle Haven Golf Course in Fairfax County. The mail has arrived for thirty some years of living just north of Beacon Hill. Official mail from county, state and federal agencies and most local business mail arrives addressed to my home as being in Alexandria VA.


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