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BB&T Bank Robbed in Seven Corners

by ARLnow.com July 12, 2011 at 10:45 am 4,622 13 Comments

Another BB&T Bank branch has been robbed, this time in Falls Church.

Arlington Police have been told to be on the lookout for a man who robbed the BB&T branch at 6120A Arlington Boulevard, in Seven Corners. The man was wearing a surgical mask at the time of the robbery and implied that he had a weapon, police have been told.

Three BB&T branches have been robbed in Arlington alone so far this year.

  • Lou

    They’re getting closer to the BB&T HQ buildings!

    Also robbed the BB&T further out 50, between Gallows and Prosperity last week.

  • Rosslynite

    Why do these banks not have armed security guards?

    • kevin

      I’d guess that the insurance of having armed employees, plus the salary of guards, costs more than the occasional holdup.

    • Westover

      Not worth the cost when the money is insured. When these crimminals start shooting tellers or employees you will see armed guards pop up.

  • G Clifford Prout

    Let’s take these one at a time.

    – Money stolen in a bank robbery is not FDIC insured. That insurance is only for depositors if the bank fails. Money stolen in the robbery is insured by the bank’s blanket policy and 9 times out of 10 the amount taken is well below the deductible. It is written off as a loss.

    – Armed guards usually cause weapons to be displayed by the bad guys, and bank’s don’t much like that.

    – BB&T’s headquarters are in North Carolina. The buildings at Seven Corners used to be the HQ of First Virginia Bank, a locally owned, fiscally responsible bank, now gobbled up by a “too big to fail” bank HQ out of state. Ask them how many jobs were lost in Northern VA in that deal.

    • Lou

      I know that’s not the “HQ” of BB&T. But it’s the closest thing they have around here.

      Jeez.

    • Joe Hoya

      What’s worse, it was raining there last night, and this story totally neglected to mention of that.

    • NoVapologist

      Actually, BB&T was one of the few shining lights of prudence during the crisis. They had a iron balance sheet while the Wachovias of the world were falling. Yes, BB&T accepted federal money, but that was because accepting free money from the government is a wise business decision, not because the bank needed the money to stay afloat.

      • Bankee

        BB&T is a good bank. The money they accepted might have had something to do with that failed bank (Colonial) they acquired after the crash, maybe.

        Burke and Herbert is my new favorite bank. they have the best rates on CDs and free ATMs at any other bank !

  • SaveDaveMcKenna

    Manos arriba!
    They got ’em up! Skip on down.
    Arriba!
    Skip on down!
    Todos ustedes “arrismense” a la pared.
    They’re against the wall already!

  • Southeast Ben

    Those metro rides back to Maryland are becoming longer and longer for these thieves…

  • ArlHoodSouthie

    I thought it was safe down here in the southie hood! I guess it ain’t our southside peeps waging war against the elite northerners. Now I’m stumped!

  • R0bespierre

    Why so many BB&T banks? Does this guy have inside info on when they will be vulnerable?

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