Bank Robbery Reported in Falls Church

by ARLnow.com August 4, 2011 at 10:26 am 3,790 31 Comments

Arlington Police have been told to be on the lookout for a man who just robbed a bank in Falls Church.

The man reportedly robbed the Sun Trust bank at 603 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. According to initial reports, he displayed a large handgun and demanded money, then made a getaway on a red bicycle.

The man is described as a six-foot tall black male — which does not fit the description of the man who robbed a Wachovia bank in Clarendon yesterday morning.

This is the eighth reported bank robbery in the Arlington and Falls Church areas since the beginning of June.

  • JamesE

    hahahaha this is just getting hilarious now

    • +++++++++100000000000000000

      Just close all the banks for heaven’s sake!!!!!!

  • Rick

    Sounds like it was debo

    • xyz987

      Debo to bank teller: “wha cha got on my 40 homie” lol

  • This is getting insane.

  • just me

    Soon it will be a daily event.

    • charlie

      uh, um, it is.

  • BlueSkies

    Cue the Wicked Witch of the West. Maybe the next robber will leave on a skateboard or segway? Or literally skip out?

  • Brandon C

    At least this guy actually SHOWED his gun.

    But 2 points detracted from Slytherin for using a bike to escape!

  • Tre

    I have run out of bank robbery comments.

  • Arlington Native

    Wow…this is almost funny…in a pathetic kind of way.

    And a bicycle as a getaway vehicle?? Really?!?!

    • Justme

      Faster than a car in FC. Remember the speed limit is 25 everywhere, makes it kind of hard to drive 50mph to get out. Want to bet he parked his car, found a bike and ditched it then drove home to PG County.

      • Really

        Really why PG County?

    • ArlingtonNative

      He’s an “eco-friendly” robber !

      • Richard Cranium

        Fighting Global warning with green crime is the new “in thing”!

  • YoBimbo

    Suntrust? Well! They’re starting to… wait for it… branch out. Har har har! I crack myself up.

  • Ballston Mick

    Alrington is turning into the wild west……..I hope the James Gang doesnt roll through

  • Got away on a red bicycle….hmmmm…. the W&OD is right there….. I wonder……

  • Nunya

    now THIS is gettin rigotamdiculous.

  • Steve

    Maybe Mr. Arlnow can put a map up of all the banks in arlington and bordering areas and we can have a contest to see which bank gets robbed in the upcoming week? Winner gets a free subscription to the Arlington magazine?

  • Southeast Ben

    17:1 is paying huge right now (reference morning notes post).

  • Tabby

    Off topic, but WTH is up with Comcast? I’m in a “remote location” working because cable internet and TV are out.

  • JamesE

    I am really thinking of taking this up as a second income. Low risk, don’t have to claim it with the IRS, sounds great.

    • Just Me

      Only people like us would get busted the first time. We would be walking out as the armored truck guy walks in or a cop making a deposit.

    • Don Ager

      Careful, that’s how they got Capone! Find a way to pay the tax on the “found income” and keep the IRS off your trail.

  • Tre

    … someone get Remy on the phone. We need a parody rap video STAT!

    • Just Me

      lol. Good one.

  • BlueSkies

    Tabby, also wondering about Comcast. I got a message saying it was fixed, but it isn’t.

    • Tabby

      Grr! Guess I can’t go home then. It’s a conspiracy. The cafes of Arlington with Wifi are in on it.

  • Tabby

    And by the way, I just called and spoke to Comcast Customer Service. Said “so, how’s the weather in the Philippines today?” “Oh it was a nice sunny day, earlier…” Hahaha (joke’s on us).

  • ArlSouthie

    Geez… I was going to hit Falls Church today since Arlington’s banks have been emptied. I think I’ll look at either Annandale or Alexandria… there is no way they are expecting it.


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