Four indicted in $60k armed robbery of Arlington credit union

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Four men have been indicted for allegedly robbing a Navy Federal Credit Union branch in Arlington of more than $60,000.

Keith Reed, Stanley Winston, Anthony Cannon and Tobias Dyer have each been charged with conspiracy, armed robbery of a federal credit union and firearms charges, according to court papers.

According to court documents in the case:

On Dec. 22, the men -- who Arlington police said were from the District and in their 20s -- obtained a black Jeep Liberty that had been stolen from District Heights. The men then parked the Jeep in front of the Navy Federal Credit Union branch located at 875 N. Randolph St., which is near the Ballston Metro station.

Winston, Cannon and Dyer then entered the business shortly before 10 a.m. that day, while Reed stayed inside the Jeep so the men could escape quickly after the robbery.

When Winston, Cannon and Dyer entered the credit union, they brandished firearms and ordered employees and customers to the floor, according to the indictment. They obtained $60,411 in cash, fled with Reed in the Jeep and then abandoned the vehicle about half a mile away from the credit union.

The four men traveled from Arlington to the District with the stolen money. They stashed pistols and more than $18,000 at a house on the 1500 block of 38th Street SE.

But there were GPS trackers hidden in some of the stacks of money. One of the devices alerted police to the vicinity of the house shortly after the robbery.

When D.C. police officers canvassed the area, they approached the suspects, and the men ran away. During their flight, they discarded ski masks, gloves, two GPS trackers and more than $19,000. Police eventually apprehended them in a nearby wooded area, according to court documents.

The indictment for the four men was filed on Thursday. According to court records, their arraignment is scheduled for Friday in Alexandria's federal court.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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Naomi Jagoda

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