(Updated at 11:15 a.m.) Two men tried to rob a bank in Columbia Heights yesterday afternoon, police said.
The attempted robbery happened inside the BB&T Bank at 3101 14th St. NW about 2 p.m. Wednesday. The bank is just north of the Columbia Heights Metro station.
The men used a note to demand money from the bank, according to authorities. But they didn’t receive any cash before they fled on foot.
Police described the suspects as:
- A black male, approximately 5’8″, thin build, dark complexion, and short hair. He was described as wearing a black puffy jacket with a hood.
- A black male, approximately 5’2″ to 5’3″, thin build, dark complexion, with long dreadlocks. He was described as wearing a white t-shirt and a black puffy jacket.
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $5,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a bank robbery committed in the District of Columbia.
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