Suspect Barricaded with Bank Employees and Patrons

Suspect Barricaded with Bank Employees and Patrons

At approximately 3:09 p.m. on April 11, police were dispatched to the Clarendon neighborhood.for report of an armed robbery of a bank in the 3100 block of Washington Boulevard. 

The preliminary investigation showed that the suspect entered the bank, grabbed an employee, indicated he had a firearm and demanded cash before walking behind the counter. Responding officers established a perimeter as the suspect remained barricaded inside the bank with employees and patrons. 

During the course of the incident, members of the Emergency Response Team approached the bank, gave the suspect commands which he complied with and took him into custody without incident. The patrons and employees, four adults and one child, then safely exited the bank. All were evaluated on scene by medics as a precaution and no injuries were reported.

The suspect, Oscar Gonzalez Allarenja, 30, of Durham, NC, has been charged with Bank Robbery and Abduction. He is being held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility.

No cash was reported stolen and no weapon was located on scene. This incident remains an active criminal investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 703-228-4180 or