Police Release Image of Rosslyn Bank Robber

by ARLnow.com December 12, 2011 at 10:31 am 3,943 30 Comments

Arlington County Police have released a surveillance image of a man accused of robbing a bank in Rosslyn .

Police say the man walked into the Presidential Bank at 1700 N. Moore Street on Friday afternoon and demanded money from a teller. After receiving the cash, he fled on foot toward the Rosslyn Metro station. Officers arrived within a minute or two; they searched the station and the surrounding area but were unable to find the suspect.

The police department is now asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in the photo.

“The suspect is described as in his mid 20’s, White or Hispanic male, 5’5” to 5’6” with a thin build,” police said in a press release. “At the time of the robbery he wore a black hooded sweatshirt with red and white lettering, tan pants and light colored shoes.”

Anyone who has information about the suspect or the case is asked to call the police department at 703-558-2222 or Det. Gary Skeens at 703-228-4166.

  • Just the Facts

    The Occupy Wall Street crowd should add “use of poor-quality security video systems” to its list of grievances against banks…

  • novasteve

    Wow, at 5’5-5’6, He probably needs the money to pay women for sex.

    • drax

      No, he needs it to buy a standard-shift to get women to have sex with him, like you had to.

    • Always Right

      🙂 Little Man Syndrome !

  • Really?

    In this day and age, there is no excuse for crappy security cam video. Spend some of those ATM fees on something better.

    • KalashniKEV

      How about some bulletproof glass?

    • G::TheNativeArlingtonian

      Actually, it isn’t the quality of the video that is at issue here, it is the angle the video is shot from. The camera is placed too high. It should be set at face level behind the teller so that the suspect has to look directly, or nearly so, into the camera. Then you’d be able to see his face. Simple enough.

      • novasteve

        That’s because the guy is 5’5. If he weren’t so vertically challenged it would have came out fine.

      • ArlingtonCoutyTaxpayer

        right and the teller’s head would never get in the way.

  • G Clifford Prout

    I’ve seen him. His name might be John. I think he lives nearby. His phone number has a 3 in it I think.

  • novasteve

    If society didn’t discriminate against manlets so much, he probably wouldn’t need to rob banks! This guy has probably never even held hands with a woman before and surely can’t get a job other than as an elf at that height. Have some compassion folks!

    • drax

      Steve’s revised list: automatic trannies, smoking bans, and short people.

  • Banks need to install better video systems.

    I don’t think it is as expensive as it used to be.

    The quality of this video is very poor.

    Want this guy off the street. Banks need to upgrade their video.

    Think the public will help the banks when this happens. Just need a better video image.

    • OX4

      Were you trying for a haiku here? Cuz you almost got it.

      • drax

        Want this guy off the street?
        Get better cameras, now.
        Blue moon bathes deep snow.

  • KalashniKEV

    novasteve is really creeping me out.

    That is all.

    • drax

      Shoe’s on the other foot now, huh?

      • KalashniKEV

        I don’t know what that means.

        • drax

          For once you’re the one getting creeped out instead of doing the creeping out.

          • KalashniKEV

            I’m not “creepy” though…

          • drax

            Oh, man. What to do with this one. Just two many possible responses to pick one.

        • Ed

          It means you and novasteve, in general, sound an awful lot alike! That should not come as a surprise to you, I hope — ??

          • drax

            He has no idea.

  • novasteve

    Was he standing on a phonebook in that picture?

  • Randy Newman

    I wrote a song especially for this gentleman.



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