The FBI has launched a national website dedicated to identifying unknown bank robbers from the bureau's 56 field offices, and it includes one Arlington incident.
The site, bankrobbers.fbi.gov, allows the public to search by the unknown robber’s nickname, robbery location and the date of the robbery. Each bank robbery is plotted on a Google map of the United States that can be viewed down to the street level.
The FBI wants to remove the threat of violence from financial institutions in our region by identifying and holding accountable those who commit these robberies, the agency said in a news release.
A search of the database lists a robbery in December 2012 in Arlington – at the Bank of America at 3600 S. Glebe Road.
They also list two city of Alexandria robberies – the TD Bank on South Washington Street in December 2012 and the Capitol One Bank on South Washington Street in October 2010. Another robbery is listed at the TD Bank on Richmond Highway from October 2012 in the Alexandria portion of Fairfax County.
In fiscal year 2012, a total of 49 bank robberies occurred in Washington and Northern Virginia — the fewest number of bank robberies in more than 10 years. Of those bank robberies, 15 occurred in Washington and 34 occurred in Northern Virginia.
In fiscal year 2011, a total of 80 bank robberies occurred, with 23 in Washington and 57 in Northern Virginia.
Beginning Jan. 10, digital bus shelter billboards in Washington will feature the new FBI website along with surveillance pictures of unknown wanted bank robbers from Washington and Northern Virginia.