The employees of the Chain Bridge Bank, located at 1445-A Laughlin Ave. in McLean, were robbed by two armed men on Wednesday, Nov. 14 shortly before 7 p.m., according to Fairfax County Police. Police said one suspect approached a teller, a 36-year-old Vienna woman, demanded money and vaulted the counter. The second suspect appeared to act as a lookout. An undisclosed amount of money was taken and there were no injuries. Police said the suspects, both of whom were described as African American, fled the bank on foot. One suspect was approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed approximately 210 pounds. The second suspect was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed about 155 pounds. Both suspects wore dark ski masks and dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
That same morning, shortly after 10 a.m., another robbery occurred, this time at United Bank in McLean. According to police, the suspect entered the bank, located at 1320 Chain Bridge Road, and approached the teller, a 22-year-old Arlington man, and passed a note that implied a weapon and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled the bank on foot, police said. The victim was not injured.
Surveillance video caught the suspect on tape and detectives are hoping someone will recognize him. The suspect was described as a white or Middle Eastern man in his early 20s. He was 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed about 145 pounds. He was wearing a white ball cap, gray fleece jacket and dark pants.
Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect or the bank robbery is asked to call Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 703-691-8888 or at 1-866-411-TIPS. A $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to an arrest. Callers never have to give their names or appear in court.