Budder Khan, a 26-year-old resident of Arlington, pleaded guilty on Oct. 20 to two counts of bank robbery.
According to police, on April 18, 2016, the defendant entered the Suntrust Bank located on Mt. Vernon Avenue in the City of Alexandria. The defendant approached a teller and handed her a threatening note that stated it was a robbery and that she needed to give him all of her money. She did so, handing him $3,309. The defendant left the bank before the police arrived.
On April 28, the defendant entered the Wells Fargo on Fern Street in Alexandria and handed the teller at the bank a note, against stating that it was a robbery and that she needed to give him her money. This teller also complied and the defendant again left before the police arrived. The defendant stole $1,195 in this robbery.
The defendant was identified by both tellers as the man who had robbed them. The defendant also made statements to law enforcement officers following his arrest stating that he had thrown away the clothing he was wearing because he knew the police were coming for him and that he had committed the robberies because of his heroin habit.
After the guilty plea was accepted by the court, the matter was continued to Dec. 15, for sentencing. No plea agreement was extended to the defendant by the Office of the Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney in this case. The maximum possible penalty for bank robbery is life in prison. The defendant is being held in the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center pending sentencing.