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BB&T Bank Robber Sought

Fairfax County police are looking for the person who robbed the BB&T Bank last Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Fairfax Towne Center. Police say a man entered the bank shortly before 4 p.m. and gave an employee a note demanding money and indicating that he had a gun.

He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and no one was injured. The suspect was described as black, in his mid-20s and approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. He wore a gray, hooded sweatshirt pulled over a baseball hat and gloves.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his identification, arrest and conviction. The FBI and county police are investigating this bank robbery together and request that anyone with information call the FBI at 202-278-2000 or the Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.

Anyone with information may also contact Crime solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus a message to CRIMES/274637.

Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices – such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes – including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free, during Fairfax County’s "Electric Sunday" events. The next one is slated for Sunday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum needs volunteer docents on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. Greet museum visitors and tell them about the exhibits, the Museum and its railroad and Civil War history. Ideal for people who live in the Fairfax, Burke, Clifton or Fairfax Station area and want to contribute to the local community through volunteerism. Docents should possess good people skills. This is a perfect opportunity for those interested in railroads, the Civil War and Northern Virginia history. Training and orientation provided. Other volunteer opportunities are gardening, publicity and exhibit planning. The Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station, Va. Call Michael at 703-945-7483 for more information.