FBI Seeks Information on Serial Bank Robbery Subject Dubbed the Beacon Hill Bandit
Suspect Captured in October 2013
|FBI Washington August 22, 2013|
Updated October 29, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. EDT:
The Beacon Hill Bandit has been arrested.
Updated October 10, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. EDT:
Updated October 4, 2013, at 12:29 p.m. EDT:
Updated September 9, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. EDT:
On Monday, September 9, 2013, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the “Beacon Hill Bandit” robbed the TD Bank located at 6615 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia, across the street from the Beacon Hill Shopping Center. The subject is believed to have previously robbed this bank four times between March 2010 and July 2013. The “Beacon Hill Bandit” has demonstrated the same modus operandi at all his robberies. The subject either verbally demands money or passes a note demanding money and provides a bag to the teller. On three occasions, the subject implied that he had a weapon. After receiving the money, the subject fled the bank on foot in the direction of the Chili’s Restaurant on Richmond Highway.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information on a subject who may be responsible for robbing a bank four times between March 2010 and July 2013. All four robberies occurred at the TD Bank located at 6615 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia, across the street from the Beacon Hill Shopping Center. The robber has been dubbed the “Beacon Hill Bandit,” and the FBI’s Washington Field Office is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to his identification, arrest, and conviction.
The Beacon Hill Bandit has demonstrated the same modus operandi on all four occasions. Each time he entered the bank, he appeared to be preoccupied on his cell phone. He would then approach a victim teller, verbally demand money or pass a note demanding money, and provide a plastic grocery bag to the teller. On three occasions, the subject implied that he had a weapon. After receiving the money, the subject fled the bank on foot in the direction of Chili’s restaurant on Richmond Highway.
The subject is described as a black male, in his 30s, between 5’9” to 6’0” tall with a muscular build. During each robbery, the subject wore sunglasses with square frames. On two occasions, the subject wore a hard hat and dressed as a construction worker. During the robbery in July 2013, the subject wore a hat with an image that resembled a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle character.
Photos of the suspect and his apparel are below. Each photo of the suspect links to a wanted poster with information detailing that specific robbery.
|March 9, 2010 robbery
||Hard hat worn during March 9, 2010 robbery
|October 24, 2012 robbery
||March 23, 2013 robbery
|July 29, 2013 robbery
||Type of hat worn during July 29, 2013 robbery
The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Department are investigating these bank robberies and request that anyone with information call the FBI at 202-278-2000. To see a listing of all bank robbers wanted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, visit https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/.