Vehicle description given in Fairfax County robbery

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Local,Virginia,Crime,Naomi Jagoda

Authorities have released a description of the getaway car in an October bank robbery in Fairfax County.

On Oct. 24 at about 1:30 p.m., a man entered the TD Bank located at 6615 Richmond Highway in the Beacon Hill area. The robber implied that he had a weapon and demanded money from a teller. The employee complied with the man's demand, authorities said.

A witness then saw the robber head to a nearby parking lot, where he got into a vehicle that had two other black men inside. The vehicle was seen heading toward Virginia Route 1, said FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin.

The eyewitness told law enforcement that the vehicle resembled a white Dodge Grand Caravan, had a sticker on the driver's side door that may have read "Metro" and had a yellow light on top.

The robber is described as a black male who is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs between 180 and 210 pounds. He was wearing a bright yellow/orange construction hard hat, a yellow reflective construction vest with orange stripes, a green hooded sweatshirt, black sunglasses and blue jeans.

The culprit also appeared to be holding a cellphone in his right hand during the robbery.

"If a member of the public recognizes this subject, or even the clothing he wore, we encourage them to share that information," Godwin said.

Anyone with information can contact Fairfax County police by calling 703-691-2131 or by texting "TIP187" plus the message to 274637. People can also contact the FBI by calling 202-278-2000 or visiting tips.fbi.gov.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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