Man in fishing hat sought in Arlington bank heist

Local,Virginia,Crime,Alana Goodman

Police are seeking help identifying the man who robbed an HSBC Bank in Arlington.

At approximately 10:20 a.m. Friday, a man wearing a khaki fisherman's hat, baggy coat and sunglasses robbed the HSBC branch at 4075 Wilson Blvd., according to Arlington County police. After a bank worker handed over an unknown amount of cash, the man took off on foot. He didn't display a weapon or imply that he had one on him, investigators said.

Descriptions and surveillance photos of the robber to be a white male in his mid 40s, with a medium build and between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a beige bucket-style hat, sunglasses, green hip-length jacket, blue jeans with cargo pockets, and white and black shoes. In addition, the suspect had a slight beard.

The man was last seen headed east on Wilson Boulevard, but a police and K-9 unit searched of the area and metro statements did not locate the suspect.

The Arlington County Police Department's Robbery Unit is seeking the public's help in identifying the man. Anyone who has information on the case is being asked to call the department's tip line at 703-228-4242, or Detective Kathryn Rounds at 703-228-4195. Information can also be sent to the detective's e-mail, at

Witnesses or those with information on the robbery can also call the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS, to be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Crime Solvers callers can stay anonymous and are not required to testify in court.

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