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Police Identify Arrested Bank Robbery Suspect

by ARLnow.com December 23, 2011 at 10:45 am 7,127 44 Comments

Arlington County Police have released the identity of the man arrested yesterday following a bank robbery in Clarendon.

Police say 23-year-old Rafi Khan of Arlington has been charged with two counts of bank robbery — one for yesterday’s robbery of the PNC Bank at 2601 Clarendon Blvd and one for last week’s robbery of a Bank of America at 3401 Columbia Pike.

“The investigation is ongoing, and other charges may be pending,” police said.

According to public records, Khan’s listed address is a $500,000 home on S. Fillmore Street in Penrose. Khan is currently being held in the Arlington County Detention Center.

Photo courtesy ACPD

  • Tabby

    Really, really silly.

    • bob

      i feel so bad he is not a bad person i know him he is nice sorry that happen Rafi

  • Joe Hoya


    • JamesE

      I’ve done far worse than kill you, Admiral. I’ve hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her; marooned for all eternity in the center of a dead planet… buried alive! Buried alive…!

      • Stillwell87


      • novasteve

        Revenge is a dish best served cold. It is very cold in Space.

    • nunya
      • Babak


  • TGEoA

    Go remy

  • JB

    Khan he get away squeaky clean?!

  • Swift Justice

    Ony two charges?? What about the charge of being an idiot?? Every village has its idiot, Arlington has Khan.

  • I feel so sorry for such a young person ruining his life like this.

    It will take forever to correct this mistake.

    Very glad no one was hurt.

    • SomeGuy

      The court system is slow, but I wouldn’t say it will “take forever.”

      The situation is unfortunate, but it’s also hard to have sympathy for someone who’s alleged to have done this repeatedly.

      Still just allegations though.

      • I hope you are right that it will not “take forever.”

        While I feel sympathy for such a young man, I’m also glad that Arlington County police caught him before he had a chance to hurt someone. He needs to be off the streets. The police did a very good job in this case and I thank them.

  • Louise

    I know him! I taught two of his little brothers. He used to drive them to/pick them up from school. He drove like an absolute maniac.

  • Tre

    I’m guessing he was an ARLnow reader and saw how easy it was to make a bank withdrawal without a bank account.

    • Greg

      I really think you might be right.

  • CSEM

    …Furthermore, anyone who enters or attempts to enter any building used in whole or in part as a bank, credit union, or savings and loan association with the intent to commit any felony affecting such financial institution or any larceny is subject to a fine, twenty years imprisonment or both.

  • Pablo

    At least he shops local this season.

  • charlie

    now let us see who on ARLNOW disappears because they’ve been arrested and are actually Rafi…

  • Just the Facts

    Look up Rafi Khan on the Arlington Gen Dist court website and you’ll find several court appearances:


  • CrystalMikey

    Needed money for the mortgage payments?

    • CourthouseChris

      If by mortgage you mean smack, yes.

      • CCity Rocks

        … and a real haircut. C’mon.

  • tabby

    Bad seed? Mommas don’t let your sons to be dingleberries…

  • E

    Good Job ACPD. I said a lot of mean things about ACPD yesterday on the original bank robbery story. I see now that the police in Arlington actually arrest bad people. Also, I know nothing about law enforcement or policing in general and write from a completely uninformed perspective. I apologize to the men and woman of ACPD who actually try and do a good job despite constant critism from the people who write on this site.

  • stephanie


    • mikemalone

      hey this roys girl?

  • mikemalone

    hes innocent he has a gut that looks like him you bafoons

  • mikemalone


  • mikemalone

    hes out i just saw him!!!!!!!!!!!!i told u i wasnt him

    • Stillwell87

      Wait, so Mr Khan has been released?

      • M:

        No he is still in jail, he may have seen his brother they look alike

    • stephanie

      haha, no. who’s roy?

  • Capone Allante

    The prisoners are really going to like this kid.

  • anonymousish

    There are a lot of Khans around Arlington….the bad apple doesn’t fall far from the family tree….

  • Tabby

    Khan is a con.

    • $now

      Chakka Khan, Chakka Khan.

  • A thief is the lowest form of mankind, what a dumbass thought he could shave his mustache and get away with it, I think he is also responsible for the robbery on North Moore st, check my link out and you’ll see.

  • Robbie Davis

    I snitched on him.

  • PikerGirl

    From a search of the civil court records, Capital One has a case against Rafi. He owes them about $1000.

  • Mr. E

    I taught 3 of the siblings including Rafi and I feel for the parents who I have met. To travel the globe to have a child or children of yours to not understand the sacrifices they have made to provide a better opportunity for them….Disappointing and the police are to be commended. Damn…

  • Roxy

    Aw rafi…..why? I thot he was done with this crap…….


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