Suspicious bank employees led to the July 12 capture of a would-be bank robber. And Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Fairfax County Circuit Court, Charles A. Taylor, 21, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny.
The incident occurred at Community Bank of Northern Virginia, at 13986 Metrotech Drive in Chantilly. According to police, Taylor caught the eye of employees there after he entered the bank twice, looked around a bit and then left.
When he came inside again, around 9:40 a.m., police were called. However, before they arrived, Taylor had given a teller a note demanding cash. Officers from the Fair Oaks District Station responded and found Taylor outside.
While one officer spoke with him, another went into the bank and determined that he'd just tried to rob the bank. Police took him into custody immediately and charged him with attempted bank robbery.
On Sept. 8 in General District Court, Judge Michael Cassidy certified the case to the grand jury. Taylor was indicted, Sept. 15, and was scheduled for an Oct. 29 jury trial.
But it was delayed and, on Nov. 14 in Circuit Court, Taylor's attorney, public defender William Edwards, asked that his client undergo a mental examination. Judge David Stitt agreed and ordered one performed.
Taylor was slated for a jury trial, Tuesday; but instead, he pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny. Judge Marcus Williams then set his sentencing for May 14.