Police say a man was held at gunpoint during an ATM withdrawal in Vienna yesterday (Sunday), but the suspect fled without obtaining any money.
Fairfax County police called in the helicopter and K-9s in search of a would-be robber. Despite the search the suspect escaped, according to a press release from the Town of Vienna.
According to the press release:
The helicopter responded to assist Vienna officers with an attempted robbery that happened at the Wells Fargo Bank ATM on Maple Avenue around 5:45 a.m. A citizen was attempting to withdraw money from the ATM when a black male with a handgun confronted him. The male suspect, described as a black male, early 20’s, 6’1″, wearing all dark clothing, fled the area without obtaining any money.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vienna Police Department at 703-255-6366 or [email protected].
We have had questions about the helicopter over Vienna Sunday morning. The helicopter responded to assist Vienna officers with an attempted robbery that happened at the Wells Fargo Bank ATM on Maple Avenue around 5:45am. A pic with more information is attached to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/HhxWBrRSdE
— Vienna Police (@VPDVA) April 29, 2019
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A Great Falls man has been arrested and charged in yesterday’s robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank near the Old Brogue Irish Pub.
Police throughout Fairfax County were told to be on the lookout for the suspect after he demanded and received money from a teller and then demanded the keys to her SUV. Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, detectives, SWAT team members and two police helicopters helped in the search for the suspect, who was later arrested and identified as 60-year-old Christopher Lapp.
More from Fairfax County Police:
BANK ROBBERY: 750 Walker Road (Wells Fargo Bank), 11/13/18, 11:39a.m. A man entered the bank carrying a handgun and handed the teller a note and a bag, demanding money. After the teller gave the suspect money, he walked out of the bank and followed another customer to her car and told her to give him the keys to her SUV. She gave him the keys and the man then drove away towards the back of the shopping center. Her abandoned car was recovered nearby a short time later. Witnesses described the suspect as approximately, 5’07” and wearing a beige mask, black baseball cap, sunglasses, a beige jacket, and dark pants with two blue or purple stripes down the sides. Many entities responded to assist in the search to include our SWAT Team, robbery detectives, patrol officers, Fairfax County and U.S. Park Police helicopters, and Fairfax County Sheriff Deputies. 60-year-old Christopher Warren Lapp, of Great Falls, was found in the area matching the description and was ultimately charged with armed robbery, carjacking, and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the robbery. He was transported to the Adult Detention Center and held without bond.
Update on 11/14/18: A suspect has been arrested and charged in the bank robbery.
(Updated at 4:40 p.m.) Fairfax County Police are looking for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Great Falls today.
The robbery was reported around noon at the Wells Fargo at 750 Walker Road, near the Old Brogue Irish Pub.
The suspect reportedly made off with cash and is now on the run after fleeing in a car. He was described by police as “5’6″-5’8″, possibly wearing glasses, black baseball hat, beige jacket, and possibly armed.”
We are no longer searching the area for the suspect and do not believe there is a threat to public safety. Detectives are still actively investigating this case. More updates to follow. #FCPD #FairfaxCountyhttps://t.co/zUUDXxmjCn
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) November 13, 2018
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