Suspected serial bank robber at SunTrust Bank inside Safeway; Herndon.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the individual responsible for four bank robberies in Virginia and Maryland; two committed locally at the SunTrust Bank inside the Safeway grocery store at 413 Elden Street, Herndon.
In a release, the FBI stated, "Between Oct. 26, 2018 and May 8, 2019, an unknown suspect conducted four bank robberies in Virginia and Maryland. In each of the robberies, the suspect approached the counter and passed a note demanding money, asking mostly for 100 dollar bills. ...The suspect has worn hoodie sweatshirts, furry masks or wigs, and sunglasses covering his face."
The FBI nicknamed the male serial suspect, "Furry Mask Bandit," and described him with a tall, slim build and a height between 5'9" to 5'10''.
According to the FBI, the two Herndon Safeway robberies occurred on Oct. 26, 2018, at approximately 6:39 p.m. and the other, the most recent, on May 8, 2019, at approximately 3:05 p.m.
“On Jan. 12, 2019, at approximately 11:07 a.m., the suspect committed a robbery of the SunTrust Bank inside the Safeway grocery store at 12251 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, Md., and on Feb. 21, 2019, at approximately 6:57 p.m., the suspect committed a robbery of the SunTrust Bank inside the Safeway grocery store at 5821 Crossroads Boulevard, Falls Church,” according to the FBI.
Contact the FBI Washington Field Office at 202-278-2000 or submit a tip at https://tips.fbi.gov if you have any information concerning this suspect or these bank robberies. You can also submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov.