by Andrew Ramonas December 13, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Man wanted in attempted Foggy Bottom bank robbery (Image via Twitter/Metropolitan Police Department)

A man sought in an attempted bank robbery near the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station last week has appeared in surveillance footage, police tweeted yesterday.

The crime happened in the Citibank at 2221 I St. NW about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

The man is suspected of giving a teller a note that demanded money, according to authorities. But he didn’t get any cash before he left.

Police described the suspect as a:

Black male in his thirties, dark complexion, 6’2 to 6’5 in height, thin build, wearing a yellow hard hat, yellow visibility vest over a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants and black gloves.

Image via Twitter/Metropolitan Police Department

by Andrew Ramonas December 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Citibank at 2221 I St. NW (Photo via Google Maps)A man who said he had a gun demanded money from a Foggy Bottom bank yesterday afternoon, but didn’t get any, according to authorities.

The attempted robbery happened in the Citibank at 2221 I St. NW about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

The man walked into the bank across from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station and gave a teller a note, police said.

“Got gun 7500 no dye packs,” the message said, according to authorities.

The bank employee then brought the note to her supervisor. But the man left while the teller was bringing it to the attention of her boss.

Police released a tweet with a suspect description:

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas March 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm 0

Police car lightA man hit another man several times with an ice scraper and pointed a gun at him in Dupont Circle this weekend, police said.

The incident occurred on the 1700 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW about 4:15 a.m. Sunday. The block includes the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle and various businesses.

The victim was in the area when his attacker hit him in the head with the ice scraper numerous times before fleeing, according to authorities.

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by Andrew Ramonas November 16, 2015 at 11:35 am 0

Dollar Plus (Photo via Google Maps)A man held up a convenience store near Q and 7th streets NW yesterday afternoon, police said.

The robbery happened in the Dollar Plus at 1541 7th St. NW about 2 p.m. Sunday. The store is less than a block from Dacha, Ivy & Coney and Compass Coffee.

When the thief entered the Dollar Plus, he walked to the sales counter and went behind it, according to authorities. The man then flashed a handgun at a store employee. Soon after, he ordered the worker to open the cash register and lay on the ground.

The robber then grabbed cash and lottery tickets before fleeing.

A man on Friday afternoon also told a teller at a Columbia Heights bank to give him “all the money” in what possibly could have been a joke, police said.

The incident occurred in the Bank of America at 3100 14th St. NW about 1 p.m. Friday. The bank is part of the DC USA retail development.

When the man made his request to the teller, it wasn’t clear whether the demand was a joke, the bank employee later told authorities. Another person then interrupted an exchange between the teller and the man before the bank employee could get more information from him.

Soon after the interruption, the man smiled, laughed and walked away without any money.

A stabbing, a “barricade situation” and at least three additional attempted or completed robberies occurred in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday, too. We’ll have more details on the robberies this afternoon.

Photo via Google Maps

by Andrew Ramonas November 13, 2015 at 10:15 am 0

MPD wanted flyer (Image via MPD)

A man police arrested in connection with an Adams Morgan bank robbery yesterday isn’t the only person who may have played a role in the crime, Borderstan confirmed earlier this morning.

Authorities still are looking for a man they call a “person of interest” in the robbery of the PNC Bank at 1779 Columbia Road NW Thursday morning. The individual is “a black male with medium complexion, height 5’7″ to 5’8″, and medium build,” police said. He last was seen wearing black pants, a brown shirt, a yellow vest and a white hard hat.

A wanted flyer for the person of interest first appeared on the Metropolitan Police Department’s Facebook page about 5 p.m. yesterday. The post appears to be the first time MPD notified the public about the individual.

So far, police have apprehended 67-year-old John Matthews in connection with robbery, according to authorities. Police made the arrest behind a building on the 2700 block of Ontario Street NW at 11 a.m., about 90 minutes after the robbery. The area is about a block from the PNC Bank.

Information on Matthews’ lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Image via MPD

by Borderstan.com November 12, 2015 at 9:40 am 1 Comment

(Updated at 12:48 p.m.) A man was arrested for robbing a PNC Bank in Adams Morgan earlier this morning, said D.C. Police.

Authorities said the man, whose identity has not yet been released, walked into a PNC branch located at 1779 Columbia Rd. NW at 9:30 a.m. this morning and stole an “undisclosed amount” of money.

“The suspect was located and placed under arrest,” police said in a statement. “The quick response time/efforts of the officer’s assigned to the Third District lead to the arrest of the suspect which is indicative of their dedication and commitment to duty.”

by Tim Regan October 28, 2015 at 7:30 am 1 Comment

Man Linked to Bank Robbery, photo via MPDPolice are on the lookout for a man suspected of robbing a bank downtown yesterday afternoon.

According to police, a man carrying a black briefcase and dressed in a black trench coat, black scarf and a black brim hat robbed the Capital One Bank at 901 New York Avenue NW around 3:43 p.m.

Police released several photos of the man late last night.

From MPD:

The person of interest is described as black male, 40-45 years of age, approximately 5’10” in height, dark complexion, clean shaven, average build, wearing a black trench coat, black brim hat, black scarf, and carrying a black leather briefcase. He was last seen westbound on New York Avenue, Northwest.

If you see this suspect, call 911 for immediate police response. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to$5,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any bank robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

Photo via MPD

by Bryan Doyle June 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm 0

Breaking

Police have confirmed that the Wells Fargo at 3325 14th St NW has been robbed. Police say one arrest has been made.

After the robbery around 12:40 p.m., the male suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount of currency before being apprehended by police at 12th and Kenyon Streets, NW.

One witness who was interviewing with police at the scene claims to have chased the suspect down 14th Street to Kenyon Street. The witness — who asked not to be identified — said that as he closed in on the suspect, the suspect flashed a gun at him.

When a Borderstan reporter arrived on the scene, the sidewalk in front of the bank was completely blocked with police tape, as detectives and other officers filed in and out of the bank.

 

by Borderstan.com December 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,496 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

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Suntrust Bank branch on the south side of Dupont Circle. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced an arrest in the bank robbery at the SunTrust Bank branch Friday morning. The suspect, 57-year-old Scott Lee Feuer of Southeast Washington, allegedly entered the branch located at 1369 Connecticut Avenue NW at about 10 am. According to police, he handed the teller a note demanding money and fled in the direction of the Dupont Circle Metro Station with an unknown amount of cash.

According to The Washington Post, MPD asked Metro Transit Police to hold all trains at Dupont just after 10am and the suspect was arrested by Second District MPD officers on a Silver Spring bound Red Line train. Feuer was charged with Robbery Fear.

MPD Detectives are investigating whether Feuer is involved in other recent incidents. A picture tweeted of Feuer in handcuffs exiting the Dupont Metro Station bears a strong resemblance to an image MPD released of the suspect in a Wednesday bank robbery of the SuTrust Bank branch in the 900 block of 17th Street NW, although the two cases have not yet been definitively linked.

Feuer (also known in some court records as Scott Lee Feuver) has a history of convictions for bank robbery. According to a U.S. Court of Appeals decision, Feuer was charged with six counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted robbery in 1996. He pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery in December 1996 and was sentenced to 115 months in prison and three years of supervised release in July 1997. According to Bureau of Prison records, he was released from federal prison in May 2005.

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by Borderstan.com November 21, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,103 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

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Police are looking for a suspect in the robbery of the TD Bank branch at 7th and I Streets NW on Saturday. (Courtesy Metropolitan Police Department)

The Metropolitan Police Department is searching for a suspect who robbed a TD Bank location at 7th and I Streets NW on Saturday, November 17. The suspect entered the bank just after 1 pm and gave a note to the teller demanding money.

The suspect fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash. He is described as a black male 40- to 50-years old with a dark complexion and dark hair. He is 5’9″ to 5’11” and weighs about 160 pounds. Police released three photos from surveillance footage in the bank.

This is the second TD Bank branch to be robbed in the Borderstan area in recent months. The TD Bank on Connecticut Avenue NW just north of Dupont Circle was robbed on October 5 (TD Bank Robbery North of Dupont Circle on Connecticut), although the suspect descriptions in the two cases do not match (FBI Releases Wanted Poster in Friday’s Bank Robbery).

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text information to 50411. A reward of up to $10,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

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by Borderstan.com October 10, 2012 at 7:00 am 1,434 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation/Metropolitan Police Department Violent Crimes Task Force released a wanted poster in connection with Friday’s robbery of the TD Bank branch at 1753 Connecticut Avenue NW (TD Bank Robbery North of Dupont Circle on Connecticut).

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Click for a larger image. (Poster from FBI)

The suspect entered the bank at 11:49 am Friday and handed the teller a note demanding money. He fled the scene by hailing a taxi once outside the bank.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, between 5’6″ and 5’10” tall and weighing between 150 and 190 pounds. During the robbery, he was wearing a dark suit and tie, black sunglasses, a dark Washington Nationals hat with a red and white logo, and a latex glove on his left hand.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the FBI at 202-278-2008 or MPD at 202-727-9099.

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by Borderstan.com October 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm 1,794 0

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The TD Bank branch at 1753 Connecticut Avenue NW. (Cody Telep)

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

A man robbed the TD Bank branch at 1753 Connecticut Avenue NW just before noon Friday, October 4. According to a tweet from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), he was wearing a blue suit and a blue cap. He did not show a gun in the bank robbery, but did hand the teller a note demanding money.

According to the The Washington Post, the man dropped a package as he exited the bank, and so police closed down a number of streets to investigate the suspicious package. Connecticut Avenue NW between R Street and Florida Avenue NW was closed in both directions for about two hours as explosives units from the MPD investigated. S Street NW between Connecticut Avenue and 20th Street NW was also shut down.

The shutdown of Connecticut Avenue led to major traffic back-ups on surrounding side streets. The FBI was also on the scene collecting evidence in the bank robbery. The package was determined to not be a threat, and all streets reopened around 2:30 pm.

Police have made no arrests in the case. TD Bank will remain closed the rest of the day.

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by Borderstan.com September 11, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

Kenneth Lewis, 40, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for the November 2011 robbery of a U Street NW bank according to a press releasefrom the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He will be on supervised release for three years after he is released from prison. He pled guilty to a federal charge of bank robbery on May 16, 2012.

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Lewis entered the City First Bank of DC at 1432 U Street NW the morning of November 9, 2011 and handed the teller a note demanding money. He had one hand in his pocket and the teller believed he might have a gun. She gave him more than $600 in cash and then alerted the security guard who stopped Lewis when he tried to leave the bank. When police arrived, the money and note were both found in Lewis’s pockets.

Lewis was sentenced by Judge Thomas F. Hogan in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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by Borderstan.com May 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm 1,164 0

The PNC Bank branch at 1913 Massachusetts Avenue NW was robbed today at 12:38 pm. MPD Second District confirmed the robbery and said that a gun was not used. This is the bank on the north side of Dupont Circle between Massachusetts and Connecticut Avenues.

According to MPD, lookout for “B/M, WEARING BLK HOODIE AND BLUE JEANS, 6’4″, 200 LBS, DARK COMPLEXION.” Got info about the crime? See something on the street? Call 911 with Event I20100257853.

by Borderstan.com September 4, 2008 at 8:31 pm 0

Here is the Wanted Poster from the 2nd District MPD for the bank robbery at Adams National Bank on 17th Street NW that occurred Wed., Sept. 3. From the poster:

On September 2, 2008, at approximately 1:30 pm, a black female entered the Adams National Bank at 1604 17th Street, NW, displayed a silver handgun and announced a robbery. After robbing the establishment, the subject fled the scene. The subject was last seen operating a dark blue SUV resembling a Chevy Trail Blazer with Virginia tags (partial tag number KAH-435 or VAH-435).

The subject is described as a black female in her late 30s to mid 40s, 5’6″-5’7″ in height, with a heavy build and black shoulder-length braids. She was wearing

dark sun glasses, a decorative navy blue scarf, a blue sweatshirt, and white pants. She had a glove on her right hand and was armed with a silver handgun.

The case is under investigation by members of the Department’s Robbery Task Force and the FBI Bank Squad. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Buddy Baylor on (202) 727-6171; the Synchronized Operations Command Center at (202) 727-9099; or the FBI Washington Field Office at (202) 278-2000. Callers wishing

to remain anonymous may call 1-888-919-CRIM[E]. Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Vsit www.bankbandits.org for information on this and other bank robbery cases.

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