Clearest Photos Yet of Serial Bank Robbery Suspect

by ARLnow.com August 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm 7,660 64 Comments

The guy suspected of six separate bank robberies in Arlington this summer might be getting a bit sloppy.

Arlington Police have released new surveillance images of the man, whose face can — for the first time — clearly be seen despite a low-slung cap and a pair of stylish sunglasses resting on the bridge of his nose.

The images were taken during a robbery yesterday afternoon at the BB&T Bank at 3001 N. Washington Boulevard in Clarendon. It’s the second time the man is suspected of robbing that particular branch, and the fourth time he’s suspected of robbing a BB&T location.

Here’s what police had to say about the crime, in a press release.

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s help to identify a man who robbed an Arlington bank yesterday afternoon. This suspect related to five other bank robberies that have occurred in the past three months in Arlington County.

The suspect entered the BB&T Bank in the 3000 block of Washington Blvd at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2011. He announced a bank robbery and demanded money. After receiving cash, the suspect fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male with brown hair, approximately 50 years old and 5’9” with a thin build. At the time of the robbery he wore a gray t-shirt, khaki pants, brown belt, a light colored hat and sunglasses.

Anyone who has information about this robbery or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Arlington County Police Department Tip Line at 703 228-4242, or Detective Donald Fortunato at (703) 228-4197. Det. Fortunato can also be reached by email at [email protected]

  • JamesE

    Photo with the hat removed

    • Nope. It is Brian Johnson from AC/DC.

      • Tre

        Nope, Joe Pesci

        • TGEoA

          You’re all wrong. It’s Vern

        • Maria

          Joe Pesci +1

    • Linda Lovelace

      Hey – I know that guy – he told me his name was Jack Ulation – oh, sorry – wrong thread. . .

  • CrystalMikey

    C’mon ACPD…get ’em!

  • Kirchman

    Hey! That guy is on Jersey Shore!

  • JerrySeinfeld

    Poll: Does describing the suspect as having “a thin build” reflect the person in the photographs?

    • Josh S

      Maybe. He could have middle aged spread on top of a thin build. For example, his shoulders don’t look particularly big.

    • Arlington Voter

      I think to the cops he appears to have a thin build because he hasn’t been with them at the donut shop. (Or, as someone else pointed out, the cupcake shop – being Arlington.)

      Side note – the departure of Dunkin’ Donuts from Wilson Boulevard – now *that* was a crime.

  • JamesE

    Did he threaten to throw his iphone at them?

    • ShirliMan

      Maybe he has a bank robbery app

      • Lou

        Or the police scanner app

      • Chouse

        +1 Best comment Ive read all day

    • SaveDaveMcKenna

      The middle one looks like his water balloon may have burst prematurely.

    • Dezlboy

      James, that should be iPhone. 🙂

  • Lou

    Two different shirts?

    • NomNom

      You think the guy wears the same shirt everyday? The pictures are from different banks.

      • Lou

        That’s not what the article implies.

        • NomNom

          You are right. I just noticed the different colors, and the stretches in the neck. Good candidate for that Hanes “bacon neck” commercial with Jordan.

    • Loocy

      No, the middle photo was in a darker area in the bank so it just looks more blue. It’s all the same.

      • ShirliMan

        In the pic on the right, the tee has a pocket. There’s no pocket on the tee in the middle pic.

        • Loocy

          I think there is a pocket on the other side in the middle pic, just harder to see. One of the photos is flipped.

    • SupahBling

      Nah datz jus his luckee bank robbn shirt!
      I gotz to git me one!

    • d

      he thought he didn’t look fabulous enough … so he changed shirts

  • VaSqJay

    Nice rack

    • Tre


  • Louise

    You would think with all the bank robbing he’d be able to afford some new t shirts.

  • Bk

    You would think after robbing banks all summer he could afford some nicer clothes.

  • FrenchyB

    Uncle Leo – Hello!

  • SaveDaveMcKenna

    It’s the actor who played Mike Damone in Fast Times.

    • TGEoA

      When you rob a bank, always play Led Zepplin IV on your iPod.

      Or Kashmir.

      • Side II of Led Zepplin IV.

      • WestoverAndOver

        Kashmir is not on that album. That has always troubled me about that recommendation in conjunction with the subsequent scene with Kashmir on the tape deck. Okay, back to having some food and learning about Cuba.

        • SaveDaveMckenna

          Songfacts says it was due to being unable to acquire the rights to any song on Led IV, but somehow Kashmir was available.

          • I thought it was intentional to demonstrate the character’s lack of understanding of music, which would have fit in to his overall lack of experience persona.

  • M Smith

    You guys are very funny. Good work.

  • ed

    Alan Arkin.

  • Det. Don Fortunatoe

    Move along, folks, we found the guy who’s been robbing Arlington County!

    • JamesE

      well played

    • alebt

      Congratulations! My first spit up laugh of the day!

  • Nunya

    oooo, papi. i’m getting dismal swamp ass thinking about him.

  • Dave

    Charles Krauthammer?

  • Arlwhenever

    This sounds far fetched, but can they do some sort of triangulation cell phone location search thing to identify what active cell phones were at that location during the appropriate time frame?

    • Thes

      That’s only on “Batman”.

      • R0bespierre

        Funny, that type of sigint is how they implicated the 4 Hezbollah suspects in the assassination of Hariri…yes this is very possible but alas, this case is beneath the notice of Ft. Meade. :p

        • Alexandrian

          Playing Devil’s advocate here, but Lebanon has arrested employees in the telecom sector who were spying/working for the Mossad. That sector, being as primitive as it is, could easily be rigged and manipulated to implicate anybody. As much as I hate them, I still find it difficult, albeit convenient, to believe Hezbollah was involved in Hariri’s assassination.

          As for our pictured hero, I wonder where is he today? Must be a very slow news day in Arlington without him striking…

    • Maria

      How very Law & Order/CSI of you!

    • Arlington Voter

      I work for a cell phone company. Short answer – No. Long answer – Nope.

  • Bank Customer

    It looks like he escaped from Del Boca Vista. Maybe he’s the guy that gave Jerry the pen that can write in space.

    • Jack Klompus!!

      I think he also looks like Moe Syzlak, the bartender onThe Simpsons.

  • Loocy

    In all seriousness, since you can see his eyes, that is a great picture. Now how about Arlington start spreading the word? Get the photo out to every civic association mailing list, hang it up on telephone polls, post it in banks and post offices and drugstore windows, put it up on Arlington TV (“Have you seen this guy?”) and public school TV. I’m sick of this.

  • SupahBling

    Bank Robber Dude his younger days…

    • Dezlboy

      She said there’s something about you
      That really reminds me of money
      She is the kind of a girl
      Who could say things that
      Weren’t that funny
      I said what does that mean
      I really remind you of money
      She said who am I
      To blow against the wind

    • SaveDaveMckenna

      Too busy shooting rubber bands at stars and depriving us of Edie’s great music.

      Where have you gone Art Garfunkel, N. Arlington points its fungal brown flip flops to you.

  • TMP

    THIS is the guy who has been terrorizing Arlington banks?!? Not quite what I had in mind…

  • TJ

    You guys are all wrong…it’s Sid Caesar!

  • I got that PMA

    It’s got to be Vinnie Stigma of Agnostic Front

  • RooRoxx

    come out, come out, where your are

    • pedo bear

      Counselor, I can out-rob you!

  • John Stephens

    ACPD: I have a very clear lead for you. I believe your suspect has gone to…



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